Other Health Issues

Legal Resources

  • Access to Health Care

    In Texas, each non-profit hospital is required to provide a certain amount of free health care to people who have no health insurance, or cannot afford to pay for hospital care. Content Detail

    Texas Attorney General
  • Asbestos and Mesothelioma Information

    Information and resources on legal rights and other issues for those suffering from Mesothelioma caused by exposure to asbestos. Content Detail

  • Information and Services for Caregivers

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    Department of Aging and Disability Services
  • Legal Guide for Cancer Patients

    This Guide helps cancer patients and their families understand the laws that affect their daily lives and helps familiarize them with the legal issues that may surface during a battle with cancer. Available in English and Spanish. Read More

    Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Medical Transportation Program

    Provides transportation to eligible Medicaid recipients for covered health care services when no other transportation is available. Content Detail

    Texas Health and Human Services Commission
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    Spanish / Español
  • Out-of-Hospital Do Not Resuscitate Information and Form - HLT

    "The Out-of-Hospital Do-Not-Resuscitate program allows people to decide that they do not want to be resuscitated. The program allows people to declare that certain resuscitative measures will not be used on them. Those resuscitative measures specifically listed in the OOH DNR legislation are cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), advanced airway management, defibrillation, artificial ventilations and transcutaneous cardiac pacing." Content Detail

    Texas Department of State Health Services
  • Health Insurance Privacy Policy

    The Office for Civil Rights enforces the HIPAA Privacy Rule, which protects the privacy of individually identifiable health information; the HIPAA Security Rule, which sets national standards for the security of electronic protected health information; the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule, which requires covered entities and business associates to provide notification following a breach of unsecured protected health information; and the confidentiality provisions of the Patient Safety Rule, which protect identifiable information being used to analyze patient safety events and improve patient safety. Please see the following links for more information from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Read More

    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
  • Pregnancy, Parenting, and Depression Resource List

    Click this link for a list of organizations that can you find a local resource that meets your needs. Read More

    Texas Department of State Health Services.
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    Spanish / Español