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HB 957: Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment

GENERAL BILL by Gonzalez

Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment; Requires DOH to develop & adopt by rule physician orders for life-sustaining treatment (POLST) form; requires AHCA to act as state clearinghouse for compassionate & palliative care plans; authorizes hospice care team to withhold or withdraw cardiopulmonary resuscitation if patient has POLST form that contains such order; requires DOH to establish procedures for honoring POLST form; requires health care surrogate to provide written consent for POLST form under certain circumstances.

Effective Date: 1/1/2017
Last Action: 3/11/2016 House - Died in Health Quality Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/14/2015 House • Filed
1/8/2016 House • Referred to Health Quality Subcommittee; Civil Justice Subcommittee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 82
1/12/2016 House • Introduced -HJ 82
3/11/2016 House • Died in Health Quality Subcommittee