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SB 474: Physician Orders for Life-sustaining Treatment

GENERAL BILL by Brandes

Physician Orders for Life-sustaining Treatment; Establishing the Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Program within the Department of Health; requiring the Agency for Health Care Administration to establish and maintain a database of compassionate and palliative care plans by a specified date; authorizing specified personnel to withhold or withdraw cardiopulmonary resuscitation if presented with a POLST form that contains an order not to resuscitate the patient; requiring the Department of Elderly Affairs, in consultation with the agency, to adopt by rule procedures for the implementation of POLST forms in hospice care, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Last Action: 10/25/2017 Senate - Referred to Health Policy; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/10/2017 Senate • Filed
10/25/2017 Senate • Referred to Health Policy; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations