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HB 1000 - Authorizes Immunity to Health Care Providers Following End-Of-Life Directives - Key Vote

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Kevin Van De Wege voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (59-36) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes Immunity to Health Care Providers Following End-Of-Life Directives

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits medical care providers from bearing legal liability for following a patient's end-of-life directives.

Highlights:
  • Exempts a health care provider from legal liability for withholding or withdrawing life-sustaining treatment in accordance with a written directive requesting that the individual not receive emergency medical treatment (Sec. 1).
  • Defines a “provider” as a physician, health care provider acting under a physician, credentialed emergency medical personnel, or long-term care worker (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Authorizes Immunity to Health Care Providers Following End-Of-Life Directives

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