HB 389 (BR 1411) - T. Thompson, C. Embry Jr, J. Fischer, A. Wuchner
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; prohibit a health care surrogate, agency representative, or court from withhold artificially provided nutrition and hydration except in specified circumstances and require the provision of artificial nutrition and hydration if needed for comfort; amend KRS 311.629 and KRS 311.631 to conform.
Jan 18-introduced in House
Jan 19-to Health and Welfare (H)