SB 228
Modifies provisions relating to do-not-resuscitate orders
LR Number:
Last Action:
5/12/2023 - Informal Calendar S Bills for Perfection
Journal Page:
SCS SB 228
Effective Date:
August 28, 2023

Current Bill Summary

SS/SCS/SB 228 - This act modifies the "Outside the Hospital Do-Not-Resuscitate Act" by expanding the provisions to cover persons under 18 years of age who have do-not-resuscitate orders issued on their behalf by a parent or legal guardian or by a juvenile or family court under a current provision of law. Such orders shall function as outside the hospital do-not-resuscitate orders unless specifically stated otherwise. Persons who are not subject to civil, criminal, or administrative liability for certain actions taken upon the discovery of an adult outside the hospital do-no-resuscitate orders shall not be subject to such liability in the case of a minor child's do-not-resuscitate order. Emergency services personnel shall be authorized to comply with the minor child's do-not-resuscitate order, except when the minor child, either parent, the legal guardian, or the juvenile or family court expresses to such emergency services personnel in any manner, before or after the onset of a cardiac or respiratory arrest, the desire for the patient to be resuscitated.

Under this act, do-not-resuscitate orders from other states or territories, or Transportable Physician Orders for Patient Preferences/Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (TPOPP/POLST) forms containing specific do-not-resuscitate provisions, as described in the act, shall be accepted under this section and may be revoked by the patient or patient's representative at any time and by any means.

This act is identical to provisions in the truly agreed to and finally passed SS/HB 402 (2023), HCS/HB 594 (2023), SCS/HCS/HB 1015 (2023), HCS/SS/SB 198 (2023), and HCS/SS/SB 213 (2023), substantially similar to provisions in the truly agreed to and finally passed HCS/SS/SCS/SB 106 (2023) and the truly agreed to and finally passed CCS/HCS/SS/SCS/SBs 45 & 90 (2023), and similar to HB 2741 (2022).