State law allows physicians to discontinue treatment they deem medically futile. If a physician’s decision to end treatment contradicts the patient’s advance directive or the judgment of the patient’s surrogates, state law gives patients or their families 10 days to find another provider and appeal the doctor’s decision to a hospital ethics committee.
New York Times
“A Texas Senate Bill Would Revise the State’s End-of-Life Procedure”
March 30, 2013