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HB 0343 - Psychiatric Advance Directive Act; enact

Tracking Level: Monitor
Sponsor: Gardner,Pat 57th
Last Action: 2/12/2007 - House Second Readers
House Committee: Judy
Assigned To:
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

Amend Title 37.  Relating to mental health.  �Psychiatric Advance Directive Act�.  This bill would provide a means for competent adults to control either directly through instructions written in advance or indirectly through appointing an agent to make mental health care decisions on their behalf according to a written advance directive.  The bill also provides a statutory psychiatric advance directive form; this form is not exclusive.

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