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HB 19-1044 - House Bill

Advance Behavioral Health Orders Treatment

Introduced
Jan 04, 2019
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed Into Law

Under current law, an adult may establish advance medical orders for scope of treatment, allowing an adult to establish directives for the administration of medical treatment in the event the adult later lacks decisional capacity to provide informed consent to, withdraw from, or refuse medical treatment.
The bill creates a similar order for behavioral health orders for scope of treatment so that an adult may communicate his or her behavioral health history, decisions, and preferences.
The bill:

Lists the requirements for a behavioral health orders for scope of treatment form;
Details the duties and immunities of emergency medical services personnel, health care providers, and health care facilities with respect to treating an adult with behavioral health orders for scope of treatment;
Details how a behavioral health orders for scope of treatment form is executed, amended, or revoked; and
Prohibits an effect on a health insurance contract, life insurance contract, or annuity, by executing or failing to execute a behavioral health orders for scope of treatment.(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

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Date Chamber Action
Jan 04, 2019 lower Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services