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Enrolled House Bill (H)

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Physician order for scope of treatment and consent. Provides that the definition of "cardiopulmonary resuscitation" (CPR) that applies to a do not resuscitate declaration also applies to a physician order for scope of treatment (POST) form. Adds licensed dentists, home health aides, and physician assistants to the definition of "health care provider" for purposes of a POST form. Establishes a priority order for who may provide consent if an adult is incapable of providing consent to health care. Provides exceptions to the priority order. Provides that if the individuals at the same priority level disagree as to the health care Physician order for scope of treatment and consent. Provides that the definition of "cardiopulmonary resuscitation" (CPR) that applies to a do not resuscitate declaration also applies to a physician order for scope of treatment (POST) form. Adds licensed dentists, home health aides, and physician assistants to the definition of "health care provider" for purposes of a POST form. Establishes a priority order for who may provide consent if an adult is incapable of providing consent to health care. Provides exceptions to the priority order. Provides that if the individuals at the same priority level disagree as to the health care decisions on behalf of the patient, a majority of the available individuals at the same priority level controls. Provides that if an individual is incapable of consenting to the individual's own health care, the health care provider shall make a reasonable inquiry as to the availability of individuals who are able to provide health care consent. Specifies that the POST laws do not create a duty for a person to perform CPR on a declarant if the declarant's POST form indicates the declarant is not to be resuscitated. Allows a treating physician, advanced practice nurse, or physician assistant to execute and exercise certain responsibilities concerning a POST form. Allows a qualified person or representative to use an electronic signature on the POST form. Permits a representative to revoke a POST form if the declarant is incapable of making health care decisions and the representative acts: (1) in good faith; and (2) in accordance with the qualified person's intentions, if known, or in the qualified person's best interests, if the intentions are not known. Allows a POST document that was executed in another state and that meets certain conditions to be honored in Indiana. Requires the state department of health to maintain on the department's Internet web site a list of, or a link to the Internet web sites of, other states that may honor a POST form. ... View more