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Statewide System For Advance Directives

Concerning a statewide system of advance directives.
2018 Regular Session
Health Care & Health Insurance
State Government
Bill Summary

Not more than 30 days after receiving at least $750,000 in gifts, grants, and donations for the purpose of creating and administering a statewide electronic system (system) that allows medical professionals and individuals to upload and access advance directives, the department of public health and environment shall create such a system. 'Advance directive' means:

  • A declaration as to medical treatment;
  • A medical durable power of attorney;
  • A directive relating to cardiopulmonary resuscitation;
  • A medical orders for scope of treatment form;
  • A designated beneficiary agreement; or
  • Any legal form of these types that has been properly executed in another state in accordance with the laws of that state.

The department shall contract with one or more health information organization networks for the administration and maintenance of the system during the next year. On or before November 1, 2018, the department shall promulgate rules to administer the system.

The system is repealed, effective September 1, 2028. Prior to such repeal, the department of regulatory agencies shall perform a sunset review of the system.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)




Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. J. Ginal, Rep. L. Landgraf
Sen. D. Coram, Sen. L. Court



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