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.
Last Action: 1/17/2018 Senate - Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services
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• Referred to Health Policy; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations -SJ 38
• Introduced -SJ 38
• On Committee agenda-- Health Policy, 01/16/18, 4:00 pm, 412 Knott Building
• Favorable by Health Policy; YEAS 6 NAYS 2
• Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services
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