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HB 1339: Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment


Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment; Establishes POLST within DOH; authorizes EMTs & certain health care professionals to withhold or withdraw cardiopulmonary resuscitation or other medical interventions if presented with POLST forms that contain orders not to resuscitate; provides specified health care providers & legal representatives with limited immunity.

Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Last Action: 3/10/2018 House - Died in Health Quality Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    1/8/2018 House • Filed
    1/9/2018 House • Introduced -HJ 115
    1/12/2018 House • Referred to Health Quality Subcommittee; Civil Justice and Claims Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 340
    3/10/2018 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
    • Died in Health Quality Subcommittee

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  • HB 1339, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 1/8/2018 at 11:42 AM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (3)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 1341 Pub. Rec./Clearinghouse for Compassionate and Palliative Care Plans Pigman Linked Last Action: 3/10/2018 H Died in Health Innovation Subcommittee
    S 474 Physician Orders for Life-sustaining Treatment Brandes Similar Last Action: 3/10/2018 S Died in Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services
    S 476 (c1) Public Records/Compassionate and Palliative Care Plans/Agency for Health Care Administration Brandes Compare Last Action: 3/10/2018 S Died in Governmental Oversight and Accountability

    Citations - Statutes (12)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    395.1041 Access to emergency services and care. Page 4 (pdf)
    400.142 Emergency medication kits; orders not to resuscitate. Page 5 (pdf)
    400.487 Home health service agreements; physician’s, physician assistant’s, and advanced registered nurse practitioner’s treatment orders; patient assessment; establishment and review of plan of care; provision of services; orders not to resuscitate. Page 6 (pdf)
    400.605 Administration; forms; fees; rules; inspections; fines. Page 7 (pdf)
    400.6095 Patient admission; assessment; plan of care; discharge; death. Page 7 (pdf)
    401.35 Rules. Page 8 (pdf)
    401.45 Denial of emergency treatment; civil liability. Page 9 (pdf)
    401.451 Page 10 (pdf)
    429.255 Use of personnel; emergency care. Page 21 (pdf)
    429.73 Rules and standards relating to adult family-care homes. Page 21 (pdf)
    456.072 Grounds for discipline; penalties; enforcement. Page 22 (pdf)
    765.205 Responsibility of the surrogate. Page 23 (pdf)

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