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HB 4135 - Authorizes Healthcare Providers to Make Decisions for End of Life Patients - Oregon Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Authorizes Healthcare Providers to Make Decisions for End of Life Patients

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (17-12) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes Healthcare Providers to Make Decisions for End of Life Patients

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes the update of Oregon's advance directive forms to provide healthcare providers with more involvement in end of life patient care.

Highlights:

 

  • Establishes the Advance Directive Adoption Committee within the division of the Oregon Health Authority for performing the public health functions of Oregon (Sec. 2).

  • Requires the Advance Directive Adoption Committee to adopt the form of an advance directive for use in Oregon, and review the form at least once every 4 years (Sec. 3).

  • Requires the Oregon Health Authority to post the form of an advance directive on their website (Sec. 3).

  • Specifies that the advance directive must be ratified by the Legislative Assembly before taking effect (Sec. 4).

  • Authorizes a principal to execute a temporary form in lieu of the final official form of an advance directive adopted on or before January 1, 2022 (Sec. 6).

  • Authorizes a capable adult to designate in writing another competent adult to serve as attorney-in-fact and or an alternative attorney-in-fact for health care (Sec. 7).

  • Authorizes a capable adult to use an advance directive to designate another competent adult as a health care representative and or an alternate health care representative for the original capable adult (Sec. 7).

  • Specifies that a valid advance directive or a form appointing a health care representative has to be witnessed and signed by at least 2 adults, or notarized by a notary public (Sec. 8).

  • Defines “advance directive” as (Sec. 9):

    • a document executed by a principal containing:

      • A form appointing a health care representative; and

      • Instructions to the health care representative; and

    • Any supplementary document or writing attached by the principal to the document.

  • Defines “attorney-in-fact” as an adult appointed to make health care decisions for a principal under a power of attorney for health care, and includes an alternative attorney-in-fact (Sec. 9).

  • Defines “health care representative” as (Sec. 9):

    • A competent adult appointed to be a health care representative or an alternate health care representative; and

    • A person who has authority to make health care decisions for a principal under the provisions. 

  • Defines “health care decision” as consent, refusal of consent or withholding or withdrawal of consent to health care, and includes decisions relating to admission to or discharge from a health care facility (Sec. 9).

  • Defines “principal” as (Sec. 9):

    • An adult who has executed an advance directive;

    • A person of any age who has a health care representative;

    • A person for whom a health care representative is sought; or

    • A person being evaluated for capability to whom a health care representative will be assigned if the person is determined to be incapable.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (35-25) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes Healthcare Providers to Make Decisions for End of Life Patients

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes the update of Oregon's advance directive forms to provide healthcare providers with more involvement in end of life patient care.

Highlights:

 

  • Establishes the Advance Directive Adoption Committee within the division of the Oregon Health Authority for performing the public health functions of Oregon (Sec. 2).

  • Requires the Advance Directive Adoption Committee to adopt the form of an advance directive for use in Oregon, and review the form at least once every 4 years (Sec. 3).

  • Requires the Oregon Health Authority to post the form of an advance directive on their website (Sec. 3).

  • Specifies that the advance directive must be ratified by the Legislative Assembly before taking effect (Sec. 4).

  • Authorizes a principal to execute a temporary form in lieu of the final official form of an advance directive adopted on or before January 1, 2022 (Sec. 6).

  • Authorizes a capable adult to designate in writing another competent adult to serve as attorney-in-fact and or an alternative attorney-in-fact for health care (Sec. 7).

  • Authorizes a capable adult to use an advance directive to designate another competent adult as a health care representative and or an alternate health care representative for the original capable adult (Sec. 7).

  • Specifies that a valid advance directive or a form appointing a health care representative has to be witnessed and signed by at least 2 adults, or notarized by a notary public (Sec. 8).

  • Defines “advance directive” as (Sec. 9):

    • a document executed by a principal containing:

      • A form appointing a health care representative; and

      • Instructions to the health care representative; and

    • Any supplementary document or writing attached by the principal to the document.

  • Defines “attorney-in-fact” as an adult appointed to make health care decisions for a principal under a power of attorney for health care, and includes an alternative attorney-in-fact (Sec. 9).

  • Defines “health care representative” as (Sec. 9):

    • A competent adult appointed to be a health care representative or an alternate health care representative; and

    • A person who has authority to make health care decisions for a principal under the provisions. 

  • Defines “health care decision” as consent, refusal of consent or withholding or withdrawal of consent to health care, and includes decisions relating to admission to or discharge from a health care facility (Sec. 9).

  • Defines “principal” as (Sec. 9):

    • An adult who has executed an advance directive;

    • A person of any age who has a health care representative;

    • A person for whom a health care representative is sought; or

    • A person being evaluated for capability to whom a health care representative will be assigned if the person is determined to be incapable.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Authorizes Healthcare Providers to Make Decisions for End of Life Patients

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