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Senate Bill 0064


Senate Bill 0064

ARCHIVE (2003)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


Psychiatric advance directives. Authorizes the execution of a psychiatric advance directive (a medical directive that directs the administration of or refuses psychiatric restabilization for the care and treatment of an individual's mental illness). Requires a psychiatrist, a health care provider, emergency medical service personnel, or a health care facility to comply with a psychiatric advanced directive. Provides that a person is not subject to civil or criminal liability for complying in good faith with a psychiatric advance directive. (The introduced version of this bill was prepared by the commission on mental health.)
    Current Status:
     In Committee - first House
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