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CS/SB 1470: Informed Consent

GENERAL BILL by Health Policy ; Book

Informed Consent; Requiring health care practitioners to obtain written informed consent from the patient or the patient’s legal representative in order to perform examinations on or provide medical care or treatment to the patient, with exceptions; requiring the attending health care practitioner to inform the patient of specified information and to document specified information in the patient’s medical record under certain circumstances; providing for disciplinary action against attending health care practitioners or supervising medical educators who fail to comply with certain provisions, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action: 3/14/2020 Senate - Died in Judiciary, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 698 (Ch. 2020-31)
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Health Policy (HP)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Rules (RC)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/6/2020 Senate • Filed
1/13/2020 Senate • Referred to Health Policy; Judiciary; Rules -SJ 108
1/14/2020 Senate • Introduced -SJ 108
2/13/2020 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Health Policy, 02/18/20, 10:00 am, 412 Knott Building
2/18/2020 Senate • CS by Health Policy; YEAS 9 NAYS 0 -SJ 346
2/20/2020 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
2/21/2020 Senate • Now in Judiciary
2/26/2020 Senate • CS by Health Policy read 1st time -SJ 352
3/14/2020 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Judiciary, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 698 (Ch. 2020-31)