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Protection of patients' rights
Mental Hygiene (MHY) CHAPTER 27, TITLE E, ARTICLE 33
§ 33.01 Protection of patients' rights.

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person shall be
deprived of any civil right, if in all other respects qualified and
eligible, solely by reason of receipt of services for a mental
disability nor shall the receipt of such services modify or vary any
civil right of any such person, including but not limited to civil
service ranking and appointment, the right to register for and to vote
at elections, or rights relating to the granting, forfeiture, or denial
of a license, permit, privilege, or benefit pursuant to any law.