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Banking On a Final Resting Place – Perpetual Care Cemeteries Must Operate By the Rules

Cue the jokes: in Texas, perpetual care cemeteries are supervised by the Texas Department of Banking. The Department of Banking also supervises prepaid funeral contract sellers and cemetery brokers and (presumably in its spare time) trust companies and state-chartered banks. There are two types of cemeteries in Texas: perpetual care and non-perpetual care. The owners…

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The Out-Of-Hospital Do Not Resuscitate Order – A Document That You May Not Want To Sign Now

Previously we looked at two “must-have” Texas documents:  the Medical Power of Attorney and the Directive to Physicians. Rounding out the Medical Advance Directives triumvirate is the “Out-of-Hospital Do Not Resuscitate Order.” While the other two documents are serious, this document wins the prize for being the most intense. It is your instruction that you…