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HB19-1044

Advance Behavioral Health Orders Treatment

Concerning advance behavioral health orders determining the scope of treatment an adult wishes to receive under certain behavioral health circumstances.
Session:
2019 Regular Session
Subject:
Health Care & Health Insurance
Bill Summary

Advance behavioral health orders for scope of treatment form. Under current law, an adult may establish advance medical orders for scope of treatment, allowing an adult to establish directives for the administration of medical treatment in the event the adult later lacks decisional capacity to provide informed consent to, withdraw from, or refuse medical treatment.

The act creates a similar order for behavioral health orders for scope of treatment so that an adult may communicate his or her behavioral health history, decisions, and preferences.

The act:

  • Lists the requirements for a behavioral health orders for scope of treatment form;
  • Details the duties and immunities of emergency medical services personnel, health care providers, and health care facilities with respect to treating an adult with behavioral health orders for scope of treatment;
  • Details how a behavioral health orders for scope of treatment form is executed, amended, or revoked; and
  • Prohibits an effect on a health insurance contract, life insurance contract, or annuity, by executing or failing to execute a behavioral health orders for scope of treatment.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

Status

Introduced
Passed
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