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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)

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  • 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    5/5/2017 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration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

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  • SB 228, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 1/3/2017 at 9:45 AM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 722 Public Records/Clearinghouse for Compassionate and Palliative Care Plans Brandes Linked Last Action: 5/5/2017 S Died in Judiciary

    Citations - Statutes (12)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    400.142 Emergency medication kits; orders not to resuscitate. Page 14 (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 15 (pdf)
    400.605 Administration; forms; fees; rules; inspections; fines. Page 17 (pdf)
    400.6095 Patient admission; assessment; plan of care; discharge; death. Page 17 (pdf)
    401.35 Rules. Page 18 (pdf)
    401.45 Denial of emergency treatment; civil liability. Page 19 (pdf)
    401.451 Page 4 (pdf)
    408.064 Page 12 (pdf)
    429.255 Use of personnel; emergency care. Page 19 (pdf)
    429.73 Rules and standards relating to adult family-care homes. Page 20 (pdf)
    456.072 Grounds for discipline; penalties; enforcement. Page 21 (pdf)
    765.205 Responsibility of the surrogate. Page 22 (pdf)

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