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2013 Senate Bill 165: Require disclosure of medical futility policies

Public Act 57 of 2013

Introduced by Sen. Jim Marleau (R) on February 7, 2013 To require a hospital, health facility or agency that maintains a written policy that encourages or allows a health care professional to withhold or discontinue treatment on the grounds of "medical futility," and applies this policy to the treatment of minors, to provide a copy of the policy to the patient, parent or legal guardian upon request.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Health Policy Committee on February 7, 2013
Reported in the Senate on March 19, 2013 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on March 21, 2013 To not limit the proposed disclosure requirements to policies for minors.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on March 21, 2013
Passed 36 to 0 in the Senate on April 9, 2013 To require a hospital, health facility or agency that maintains a written policy that encourages or allows a health care professional to withhold or discontinue treatment on the grounds of "medical futility" to provide a copy of the policy to the patient or resident upon request.
Received in the House on April 9, 2013
Referred to the House Health Policy Committee on April 9, 2013
Reported in the House on May 14, 2013 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on May 21, 2013
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on May 21, 2013
Amendment offered by Rep. Gail Haines (R) on May 21, 2013 To clarify the application of the proposal to patients who are children.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 21, 2013
Passed 108 to 0 in the House on May 22, 2013 (same description)
To require a hospital, health facility or agency that maintains a written policy that encourages or allows a health care professional to withhold or discontinue treatment on the grounds of "medical futility" to provide a copy of the policy to the patient or resident upon request.
Received in the Senate on May 23, 2013
Passed 36 to 0 in the Senate on May 29, 2013 To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 11, 2013

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