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TX House Bill 1787

Notary Law Update: TX House Bill 1787

State: Texas

Summary:

House Bill 1787 now permits a declaration for mental health treatment to be acknowledged before a Notary.

Signed:  June 01, 2017

Effective:  September 01, 2017

Chapter: TBD

Affects:

Amends Section 137.003 of the Civil Practice and Remedies Code

Changes:
  1. Allows a declaration form mental health treatment to be signed by the principal and acknowledged before a Notary in addition to the option of signing the declaration before 2 witnesses. 
Analysis:

Prior to the enactment of HB 1787, an individual signing a declaration for mental health treatment was required to sign the declaration in front of 2 witnesses. Now, a declaration may be acknowledged before a Notary.

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