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2016 House Bill 5479: Expand do-not-resuscitate type orders
Introduced by Rep. Tom Cochran (D) on March 17, 2016
To establish a new type of expanded do-not-resuscitate order for seriously ill patients who are not expected to live long, along the lines of a national “POLST paradigm” approach. House Bills 5479 to 5481 would amend the procedures, definitions, restrictions and requirements in the current law authorizing DNR orders, and amend several related statutes to accommodate this. House Bill 5482 authorizes a state commission to create a readily identifiable “Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment” form containing ‘medical orders that direct specific types or levels of treatment to be provided in a setting outside of a hospital to which a patient or a patient representative may provide consent”.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on March 17, 2016
Reported in the House on November 29, 2016
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.