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Texas: Health & Human Services Commission sued in federal court for constitutional violations in guardianship

July 8, 2019 // 0 Comments

NEW BRAUNFELS – The Texas Health and Human Services Commission was sued in Western District federal court on July 5 for allegedly violating the freedom of speech and right of association of a 75-year-old New Braunfels woman who is a Ward of the state. A guardianship was imposed upon Shelley Thomson on May 23 after she fell ill with potassium deficiency and visited a hospital emergency room, according to a press release. HHSC is currently Thomson’s guardian. “HHSC has a duty to provide [- more...]

Texas: New study says rights of Texans being violated, SC allowing guardianship system to violate ADA

April 10, 2018 // 0 Comments

AUSTIN – A new study by the Spectrum Institute has determined that the Supreme Court of Texas is allowing the adult guardianship system throughout the to operate in violation of the mandates of the ADA and Section 504. In response, the Spectrum Institute filed a class action complaint with the Supreme Court of Texas on April 9, 2018. “Our complaint calls the attention of the judiciary to documented deficiencies in the guardianship system — deficiencies that place respondents at [- more...]