HB0188 (CH0667)

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2017 Regular Session



Public Health - Advance Directives - Witness Requirements, Advance Directives Services, and Fund

Sponsored by:

Delegate Morhaim


Approved by the Governor - Chapter 667

Synopsis:Providing that a witness is not required for an electronic advance directive if the declarant's identity has been authenticated in accordance with specified replacement guidelines under specified circumstances; requiring the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to issue a request for proposals from electronic advance directives services for a specified purpose; clarifying that the Department may contract with multiple electronic advance directives services; repealing a specified requirement; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Delegates Morhaim, Kipke, Lam, Oaks, K. Young, Krebs, Morgan, Pena-Melnyk, and Saab
Additional Facts:Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): July 1, 2017
Bill imposes a mandated appropriation in the annual State Budget Bill
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Broad Subject(s):Public Health
Insurance - Health
Narrow Subject(s):Advance Medical Directives
Committees and Commissions -see also- Political Committees
Electronic Communication -see also- Comm; Elec.Gov; Lang; Te
Health and Mental Hygiene, Department of
Revenue and Taxes -see also- Dev Fees &Taxes; specific tax
Rules and Regulations
Statutes:Article - Health - General
(13-1401 through 13-1407, 5-601, 5-602, 5-620, 5-622, 5-623, 5-624, 5-626)
Article - Insurance
Article - State Finance and Procurement

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November 28, 2017 12:58 P.M.