House Bill 224

Actions
Last Action 01/13/20: to Health and Family Services (H)
Title AN ACT relating to patient-directed care at the end of life.
Bill Documents Introduced
Bill Request Number 301
Sponsor M. Marzian
Summary of Original Version Create new sections of KRS Chapter 311 to define terms; establish a qualified terminally ill patient's right to voluntarily request medication to self-administer to cause death; require conditions for making request; permit patient to rescind request at any time; permit an attending physician to provide medication; establish requirements for attending physician to inform patients and document request; require disposal of unused medications; establish residency requirements for qualified patients; require report by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services; establish provisions for contracts, insurance policies, and beneficiaries; prohibit applicability of provisions to ending a patient's life by lethal injection, mercy killing, or active euthanasia; state that a health care provider is not required to provide medication to a qualified patient; permit health care providers to prohibit person or entities from participating in a qualified patient's request during or on the premises of employment; prohibit reporting a health care provider to a licensing board for participating in a qualified patient's request; state that actions under this Act do not authorize lethal injection, mercy killing or active euthanasia; state that actions under this Act do not constitute suicide or homicide; create a form for a qualified patient to make a request; create a form for an interpreter for a qualified patient making a request; create a new section of KRS 304.12 to establish provisions for insurance policies and beneficiaries of qualified patients; amend KRS 507.020 and KRS 507.030 to create an affirmative defense to a charge of murder and manslaughter in the first degree; create the short title the Kentucky Death with Dignity Act.
Index Headings of Original Version Mental Health - Patient-directed care, end of life
Nurses - Patient-directed care, end of life
Pharmacists - Patient-directed care, end of life
Physicians and Practitioners - Patient-directed care, end of life
Public Health - Patient-directed care, end of life
Wills and Estates - Patient-directed care, end of life
Reports Mandated - Patient-directed care, end of life
Short Titles and Popular Names - Kentucky Death with Dignity Act
Crimes and Punishments - Affirmative defense, patient-directed end of life care
Deaths - Patient-directed care, end of life
Drugs and Medicines - Patient-directed care, end of life
Health and Medical Services - Patient-directed care, end of life
Hospitals and Nursing Homes - Patient-directed care, end of life
Insurance - Patient-directed care, end of life
Insurance, Health - Patient-directed care, end of life

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01/09/20
  • introduced in House
01/13/20
  • to Health and Family Services (H)


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