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SB 206: Physician Orders for Life-sustaining Treatment


Physician Orders for Life-sustaining Treatment; Establishing the Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Program within the Department of Health for specified purposes; specifying which document takes precedence when directives in POLST forms conflict with other advance directives; requiring the Agency for Health Care Administration, by a specified date, to establish and maintain a clearinghouse for compassionate and palliative care plans consisting of a database accessible to health care providers and facilities and other authorized individuals; authorizing specified personnel to withhold or withdraw cardiopulmonary resuscitation if presented with a POLST form that contains an order not to resuscitate the patient, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 5/3/2019 Senate - Died in Health Policy
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/21/2018 Senate • Filed
1/10/2019 Senate • Referred to Health Policy; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations -SJ 48
3/5/2019 Senate • Introduced -SJ 47
5/3/2019 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Health Policy