05RS HB501

HB501

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HB 501 (BR 1661) - T. Thompson, D. Floyd

     AN ACT relating to life-sustaining medical treatment for persons with disabilities.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 311 to define "express and informed consent"; establish a presumption for the provision of artifically-provided nutrition and hydration for a person without decisional capacity and without an advance directive; prohibit a health care surrogate, an agency representative, or a court to withhold artifically-provided nutrition and hydration except in specified circumstances; amend KRS 311.629 and KRS 311.631 to conform.

     Feb 14-introduced in House
     Feb 15-to Health and Welfare (H)
     Feb 24-posted in committee; posting waived


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