The OAG is happy to recognize the hospitals across the state that comply with the Acknowledgement of Paternity (AOP) regulations.

Every year, the Office of the Attorney General monitors every hospital to ensure they are complying with the AOP regulations. A Paternity Outreach Coordinator will visit every hospital at least three times a year to evaluate how the AOP-certified staff is executing AOPs.

2017 Hospital Awards


If a hospital's quality control score is 100%, they are considered exemplary. In 2017, more than 120 hospitals across Texas achieved exemplary status.

Exemplary AOP Hospitals for 2017



If a hospital's quality control score is 98-99%, they receive an award of recognition. In 2017, more than 60 hospitals are recognized for their AOP compliance. 

Recognized AOP Hospitals for 2017