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SB 228: 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; providing limited immunity for legal representatives and specified health care providers acting in good faith in reliance on POLST forms; authorizing emergency medical transportation providers to withhold or withdraw cardiopulmonary resuscitation or other medical interventions if presented with POLST forms that contain an order not to resuscitate, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2017
Last Action: 5/5/2017 Senate - Died in Judiciary
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services (AHS)
  3. Appropriations (AP)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/3/2017 Senate • Filed
1/12/2017 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations -SJ 52
3/7/2017 Senate • Introduced -SJ 52
5/5/2017 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Judiciary