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Health Care Decisions Act - End-of-Life Decision-Making Informational Booklet

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Delegate Hill


In the House - Hearing 3/15 at 1:00 p.m.

Synopsis:Requiring the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, in consultation with a the State Advisory Council on Quality Care at the End of Life, to develop an end-of-life decision-making informational booklet; requiring the Department to distribute the booklet to specified health care providers, make the booklet available to the public on a specified Web site, and annually review and update the booklet as necessary; requiring health care providers to provide the booklet to specified patients under specified circumstances; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Delegates Hill, Atterbeary, Barron, Carr, Ebersole, Hayes, Kelly, Krimm, Lam, Morales, Morhaim, Turner, and West
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: SB0873
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2016
Health and Government Operations  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Public Health
Narrow Subject(s):Committees and Commissions -see also- Political Committees
Continuing Care -see also- Long-Term Care; Nursing Homes
Death -see also- Advance Medical Directives; Wrongful Death
Diseases -see also- AIDS; Rabies
Electronic Government
Health -see also- Mental Health
Health and Mental Hygiene, Department of
Health Occupations -see also- specific health occupations
Hospitals -see also- Clinics; State Hospitals
Long-Term Care -see also- Continuing Care; Nursing Homes
Mental Health
Physicians -see also- Dentists; Med Exmnrs; Psych; etc
Publications -see also- Maryland Register
Public Information
Statutes:Article - Health - General

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March 15, 2016 5:24 P.M.