SB 206: 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 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.
• Referred to Health Policy; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations -SJ 48
• Introduced -SJ 47
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