SB 517
Provides the requirements for seeking a surrogate to make health care decisions when the patient is incapacitated
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Last Action:
4/11/2005 - SCS Voted Do Pass S Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence Committee - 1786S.07C
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2005

Current Bill Summary

SCS/SB 517 - This act provides that no health care provider or hospital or facility shall be required to honor a health care decision made by an attorney in fact or surrogate if that decision is contrary to the provider's religious beliefs or the hospital's or facility's institutional religious-based policy. The provider or hospital or facility shall not impede the transfer of the patient to another provider or facility.