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S 1348 - Requires Doctors to Provide End-of-Life Care - Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Requires Doctors to Provide End-of-Life Care

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (58-11) - (Key vote)

Title: Requires Doctors to Provide End-of-Life Care

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits doctors from denying a patient end-of-life care without the patient's consent.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits doctors and nurses from denying end-of-life care which includes, but is not limited to, the following (Sec. 3):
    • Assisted feeding;
    • Artificial nutrition; and
    • Artificial hydration.
  • Specifies that the denial of end-of-life care is valid if consent is given by (Sec. 3):
    • A competent, mentally sound patient;
    • A patient’s health care directive; or
    • A patient’s surrogate decision maker.
  • Authorizes doctors and nurses to deny “futile care” treatment for a terminally ill patient whose death is imminent within hours or at most a few days and the medical treatment will not improve the patient's condition or speed up the patient's death (Sec. 3).
  • Specifies that “futile care” does not include “comfort care” (Sec. 3).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (24-10) - (Key vote)

Title: Requires Doctors to Provide End-of-Life Care

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits doctors from denying a patient end-of-life care without the patient's consent.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits doctors and nurses from denying end-of-life care which includes, but is not limited to, the following (Sec. 3):
    • Assisted feeding;
    • Artificial nutrition; and
    • Artificial hydration.
  • Specifies that the denial of end-of-life care is valid if consent is given by (Sec. 3):
    • A competent, mentally sound patient;
    • A patient’s health care directive; or
    • A patient’s surrogate decision maker.
  • Authorizes doctors and nurses to deny “futile care” treatment for a terminally ill patient whose death is imminent within hours or at most a few days and the medical treatment will not improve the patient's condition or speed up the patient's death (Sec. 3).
  • Specifies that “futile care” does not include “comfort care” (Sec. 3).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Requires Doctors to Provide End-of-Life Care

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