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Disclaimer: The State Law Library is unable to give legal advice, legal opinions or any interpretation of the law.
The DBA is providing these free, downloadable forms with video instructions that may be especially useful to first responders. If you need assistance with these forms, you can call the DBA's hotline Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-9 AM and 7-9 PM at 1-888-909-7654. Enter Participant Passcode: 827261#.
- Medical power of attorney
- Directive to physicians/living will
- HIPAA Authorization for release of protected health information
- Statutory durable power of attorney
- Declaration of guardian if later need arises
- Declaration of guardian for children
- Handwritten (holographic) will instructions
The Governor of Texas has temporarily "suspended certain statutes concerning appearance before a notary public to execute a self-proved will, a durable power of attorney, a medical power of attorney, a directive to physician, or an oath of an executor, administrator, or guardian." This suspension will remain in effect until it is terminated by the Governor or until the March 13, 2020 state-wide disaster declaration is terminated.