Introduced by Rep. Jim Tedder (R) on February 7, 2017 To authorize a process for creating a standardized form for individuals to express their wishes regarding medical treatment and end of life care, which is called Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment (POST). This would be like the current Do Not Resuscitate form but with more details. This bill establishes an ad hoc committee to draft a form, procedures and more. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Health Policy Committee on February 7, 2017
Reported in the House on June 14, 2017 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Referred to the Senate Health Policy Committee on June 21, 2017
Reported in the Senate on October 11, 2017 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered in the Senate on October 19, 2017 To remove a provision that qualifies the extent to which a certified nurse practitioner is authorized to issue the medical orders on a POST form.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on October 19, 2017
Amendment offered by Sen. Rebekah Warren (D) on October 31, 2017 To essentially remove the authority of a “health facility” to not comply with orders in a POST form on the basis of religious beliefs or moral convictions. The bill requires a facility to arrange the transfer of a patient to another facility when this applies, but the amendment would impose a mandate for the facility to comply if it was unable to find another medical facility or professional willing or able to take on the patient or comply with the order.