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SB 390: Patient-directed Doctor’s Orders

GENERAL BILL by Gruters

Patient-directed Doctor’s Orders; Authorizing specified personnel of hospitals, nursing homes, and home health agencies, respectively, to withhold or withdraw cardiopulmonary resuscitation if presented with a patient-directed doctor’s order (PDDO) form that contains an order not to resuscitate; requiring the Agency for Health Care Administration to adopt by rule procedures for the implementation of PDDO forms in hospice care; requiring the Department of Health to establish by rule circumstances and procedures under which emergency medical technicians and paramedics may honor PDDO forms, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2024
Last Action: 1/9/2024 Senate - Introduced
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Health Policy (HP)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Fiscal Policy (FP)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/8/2023 Senate • Filed
11/15/2023 Senate • Referred to Health Policy; Judiciary; Fiscal Policy
1/9/2024 Senate • Introduced