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House Bill 1182


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House Bill 1182

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DIGEST OF HB 1182 (Updated April 25, 2013 10:38 am - DI 84)

Physician order for scope of treatment forms. Establishes a process for the execution of a physician order for scope of treatment (POST) form by an individual, or the individual's representative, and the individual's treating physician to indicate treatment the individual would like to have or have withheld under specified circumstances. Requires the state department of health to: (1) develop and distribute the POST form; and (2) place the POST form on the state department's Internet web site. Specifies provisions that must be included in the POST form. Allows for the modification or revocation of the POST form. Specifies that the existence of an executed POST form cannot affect life insurance policies or premiums. Provides civil and criminal immunity for certain actions taken by a health care provider or its employees under an executed POST form. Provides civil immunity concerning the use or misuse of the POST form placed on the state department of health's Internet web site.
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