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Bill Detail: SB19-073

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Title Statewide System Of Advance Medical Directives
Status Governor Signed (05/16/2019)
Bill Subjects
  • Health Care & Health Insurance
House Sponsors L. Landgraf (R)
D. Roberts (D)
Senate Sponsors J. Ginal (D)
House Committee Health and Insurance
Senate Committee Health and Human Services
Date Introduced 01/10/2019

The bill requires the department of public health and environment
(department) to create and administer a statewide electronic system
(system) that allows qualified individuals to upload and access advance
medical directives.
The bill defines an advance medical directive as a directive
concerning medical orders for scope of treatment and requires the

department to contract with one or more health information organization
networks for the administration and maintenance of the system. The bill
also requires the department to promulgate rules to administer the system.
The bill clarifies that it is the responsibility of the adult whose
medical treatment is the subject of the advance medical directive, or the
authorized surrogate decision-maker, to ensure that the advance medical
directive uploaded to the system is current and accurate.
The bill does not allow for any civil or criminal liability or
regulatory sanctions for any emergency personnel, health care provider,
health care facility, or any other person that complies with a legally
executed advance medical directive that is accessed from the system.

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