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CS/SB 664: Physician Orders for Life-sustaining Treatment

GENERAL BILL by Health Policy ; Brandes

Physician Orders for Life-sustaining Treatment; Establishing the Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Program within the Department of Health; providing that execution of a POLST form does not affect, impair, or modify certain insurance contracts; requiring the Agency for Health Care Administration to establish a database of compassionate and palliative care plans by a specified date; requiring that the database be electronically accessible to health care providers, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2016
Last Action: 3/11/2016 Senate - Died in Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services
Location: In committee/council (AHS)
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Health Policy (HP)
  2. Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services (AHS)
  3. Appropriations (AP)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/28/2015 Senate • Filed
11/4/2015 Senate • Referred to Health Policy; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations -SJ 48
1/12/2016 Senate • Introduced -SJ 48
1/27/2016 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Health Policy, 02/01/16, 1:30 pm, 412 Knott Building
2/1/2016 Senate • CS by Health Policy; YEAS 8 NAYS 1 -SJ 304
2/2/2016 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
2/3/2016 Senate • Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services -SJ 304
2/9/2016 Senate • CS by Health Policy read 1st time -SJ 309
3/11/2016 Senate • Died in Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services