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In texas can a patient be forced to take seizure medications

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In texas can a patient be forced to take seizure medications if seizures cause the patient to become violent after the seizure and the patient has a history of assaulting medical staff after a seizure?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 11 months ago.
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A patient who is not deemed by a court to be mentally incompetent CANNOT be forced to take any medications at all. If the doctors are trying to force medications on the patient that causes violence, the patient should leave these doctors, as is his/her right, and go get another doctor.

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