Introduced by Rep. Rebekah Warren (D) on January 28, 2020 To allow a parent or guardian to sign a Do-Not-Resuscitate order for a minor child or ward who has an advanced illness, and prescribe related procedures and requirements. DNR orders apply in a setting outside a hospital, and current law does not provide for DNR orders for a minor.
Under the bill the orders would state: "I authorize that in the event the minor child’s heart and breathing should stop, no person shall attempt to resuscitate the minor child. I understand the full import of this order and assume responsibility for its execution."
House Bill 5418 prescribes the actions of schools in these cases, and also where a related "Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment" (POST) form has been signed for a child. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on January 28, 2020
Reported in the House on May 7, 2020 Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.