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SB 74 - Allowing Friends to Make Medical Decisions - Key Vote

South Dakota Key Votes

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Allowing Friends to Make Medical Decisions

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (31-4) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (67-3) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (21-10) - (Key vote)

Title: Allowing Friends to Make Medical Decisions

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that would allow doctors to consult close friends of an incapacitated patient for medical decisions and care.

Highlights:
- Allows doctors to consult close friends of an incapacitated patient in the absence of adult family members of the patient (sec. 2). - Allows anyone to disqualify a patient's family member from making a medical decision for the patient (sec. 2). - Allows any family members to entrust the right to make a medical decision to another family member (sec. 2).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Allowing Friends to Make Medical Decisions

Sponsors

Co-sponsors

  • Joni M. Cutler (SD - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Margaret V. Gillespie (SD - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Scott N. Heidepriem (SD - D) (Out Of Office)
  • David L. 'Dave' Knudson (SD - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Gilbert 'Gil' Koetzle (SD - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Garry Allen Moore (SD - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Nancy Turbak Berry (SD - D) (Out Of Office)
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