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Bill Detail: HB19-1044

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Title Advance Behavioral Health Orders Treatment
Status Governor Signed (03/28/2019)
Bill Subjects
  • Health Care & Health Insurance
House Sponsors T. Kraft-Tharp (D)
L. Landgraf (R)
Senate Sponsors N. Todd (D)
D. Coram (R)
House Committee Public Health Care and Human Services
Senate Committee Health and Human Services
Date Introduced 01/04/2019

Under current law, an adult may establish advance medical orders
for scope of treatment, allowing an adult to establish directives for the
administration of medical treatment in the event the adult later lacks
decisional capacity to provide informed consent to, withdraw from, or
refuse medical treatment.

The bill creates a similar order for behavioral health orders for
scope of treatment so that an adult may communicate his or her
behavioral health history, decisions, and preferences.
The bill:
  • Lists the requirements for a behavioral health orders for
scope of treatment form;
  • Details the duties and immunities of emergency medical
services personnel, health care providers, and health care
facilities with respect to treating an adult with behavioral
health orders for scope of treatment;
  • Details how a behavioral health orders for scope of
treatment form is executed, amended, or revoked; and
  • Prohibits an effect on a health insurance contract, life
insurance contract, or annuity, by executing or failing to
execute a behavioral health orders for scope of treatment.

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