House Bill 506

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Last Action 02/11/21: to Committee on Committees (H)
Title AN ACT relating to individual-directed care at the end of life.
Bill Documents Introduced
Fiscal Impact Statement Health Mandate
Bill Request Number 1095
Sponsors J. Raymond, T. Bojanowski
Summary of Original Version Create new sections of KRS Chapter 311 to define terms; establish a qualified terminally ill individual's right to voluntarily request medication to self-administer to cause death; require conditions for making request; permit individual to rescind request at any time; permit an attending health care provider to provide medication; establish requirements for attending health care provider to inform individuals and document request; require disposal of unused medications; establish residency requirements for qualified individuals; require report by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services; establish provisions for contracts, insurance policies, and beneficiaries; state that a health care provider is not required to provide medication to a qualified individual; permit health care providers to prohibit person or entities from participating in a qualified individual's request during or on the premises of employment; prohibit reporting a health care provider to a licensing board for participating in a qualified individual's request; state that actions do not constitute suicide or homicide; create a form for a qualified individual to make a request; create a new section of Subchapter 12 of KRS Chapter 304 to establish provisions for insurance policies and beneficiaries of qualified individuals; amend KRS 507.020 and KRS 507.030 to create an affirmative defense to a charge of murder and manslaughter in the first degree; provide a severability clause; create the short title, the "Kentucky Our Care, Our Options Act."
Index Headings of Original Version Crimes and Punishments - Affirmative defense, patient-directed end-of-life care
Deaths - Individual-directed care, end of life
Drugs and Medicines - Individual-directed care, end of life
Health and Medical Services - Individual-directed care, end of life
Hospitals and Nursing Homes - Individual-directed care, end of life
Insurance - Individual-directed care, end of life
Insurance, Health - Individual-directed care, end of life
Mental Health - Individual-directed care, end of life
Nurses - Individual-directed care, end of life
Pharmacists - Individual-directed care, end of life
Physicians and Practitioners - Individual-directed care, end of life
Public Health - Individual-directed care, end of life
Wills and Estates - Individual-directed care, end of life
Reports Mandated - Individual-directed care, end of life
Short Titles and Popular Names - Kentucky Our Care, Our Options Act
Health Benefit Mandate - Individual-directed care, end of life

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02/11/21
  • introduced in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)


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