Bill Text - HB1107 (2014)

Relative to the retention of advance directives by hospitals.


Revision: June 15, 2014, midnight

HB 1107 – AS INTRODUCED

2014 SESSION

14-2094

01/08

HOUSE BILL 1107

AN ACT relative to the retention of advance directives by hospitals.

SPONSORS: Rep. Beaudoin, Straf 9; Rep. Jones, Straf 24; Rep. S. Sweeney, Hills 23; Rep.?Hansen, Hills 22; Rep. LeBrun, Hills 32

COMMITTEE: Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs

ANALYSIS

This bill requires hospitals to retain advance directives and living wills and include them as part of the patient’s medical record.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

14-2094

01/08

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Fourteen

AN ACT relative to the retention of advance directives by hospitals.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

1 New Section; Hospitals to Retain Advance Directives and Living Wills. Amend RSA 151 by inserting after section 21-b the following new section:

151:21-c Hospitals to Retain Advance Directives and Living Wills. Hospitals required to be licensed under this chapter shall retain advance directives and living wills executed pursuant to RSA?137-J and such directives shall be included in the patient’s medical record.

2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

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