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HB 145 (BR 846) - D. Watkins, R. Bunch, J. Gooch Jr., D. Graham, M. King, M. Meredith, K. Sinnette, S. Westrom, B. Yonts

     AN ACT relating to a medical order for scope of treatment.
     Amend KRS 311.621 to define "medical order for scope of treatment"; create a new section of KRS 311.621 to 311.643 to permit the completion of a medical order for scope of treatment directing medical interventions; require the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure to promulgate administrative regulations to develop a standardized medical order for scope of treatment form; list the required contents of the standardized medical order for scope of treatment; amend KRS 311.623, 311.633, and 311.637 to add the medical order for scope of treatment.


     HFA (1, A. Wuchner) - Insert language to prohibit that the order's provisions from being used to cause the death of the patient or to engage in euthanasia by omission or commission.
     HFA (2, J. Fischer) - Alter the medical orders form created by the bill to remove sections where a patient, surrogate or responsible party could direct the administration of fluids and nutrition; amend the heading of that section of the form to invalidate authorizations to deny nutrition and fluids unless death is imminent or the patient is unable to assimilate food or fluid.

     Jan 7-introduced in House
     Jan 8-to Health & Welfare (H)
     Jan 21-posted in committee
     Jan 23-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Jan 24-2nd reading, to Rules; taken from Rules; placed in the Orders of the Day for Monday, January 27, 2014; floor amendment (1) filed
     Jan 28-floor amendment (2) filed
     Jan 29-floor amendment (1) withdrawn
     Mar 6-3rd reading; floor amendment (2) defeated ; passed 86-7
     Mar 7-received in Senate
     Mar 11-to Judiciary (S)

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