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Bill Detail: HB22-1167

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Title Temporary Proxy Medical Decision-makers
Status House Committee on Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services Postpone Indefinitely (02/22/2022)
Bill Subjects
  • Probate, Trusts, & Fiduciaries
House Sponsors M. Bradfield (R)
Senate Sponsors
House Committee Public and Behavioral Health & Human Services
Senate Committee
Date Introduced 02/04/2022

The bill grants a supervising health-care provider or health-care
facility the authority to identify and select a temporary proxy
decision-maker (temporary proxy) to make emergency medical treatment
decisions for an adult patient who has been determined, by the patient's
attending physician, to lack decisional capacity to make informed consent
to or refusal of medical treatments. The temporary proxy is to be utilized

only in emergency circumstances when an otherwise legally authorized
proxy decision-maker cannot be located. The bill outlines guidelines for
selecting the temporary proxy and when the authority of the temporary
proxy terminates.

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