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2020 Texas Bench Book

Bench Book Supplement
Public Health Disaster


Introductory Video This video provides a brief introduction and orientation to Control Measures and Public Health Emergencies: A Texas Bench Book.

OMPCD Training Module This video provides an overview of procedures for court-ordered management of a person with a communicable disease. Please note that procedures may change in response to disaster declarations and emergency orders.

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Consumer Protection Video  In this video, Assistant Attorney General Stephanie Eberhardt discusses price gouging and important consumer protection issues. File a consumer complaint with the Consumer Protection Division by following this link.

Medical Decision Making Video Through a conversation with Professor Claire Horner from Baylor College of Medicine, this video provides a brief introduction advance directives. Resources mentioned in this video can be found at this link.


Coronavirus Webinar This webinar from February 19, 2020, provides an early look at information known at the time, employment law consideration, and the perspectives of medical and public health professionals. Read more…

Resources for Immigrants

Information on Employee’s Rights from Disability Rights Texas, Equal Justice Center, Lone Star Legal Aid, and Workers Defense Project.

A Guide to Handwritten Wills from Houston Volunteer Lawyers.

Health Law & Policy Institute

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