Advance directives; mental health directives follows same procedures as for medical. (SB47)

Introduced By

Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple (D-Arlington) with support from co-patrons Del. Al Eisenberg (D-Arlington), and Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Advance directives; mental health. Allows for mental health advance directives, by following the same procedures as for medical advance directives. A mental health advance directive may set forth procedures or instructions with regard to mental health treatment, including consent to or refusal of mental health treatment. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/20/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 084668352
12/20/2007Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/16/2008Assigned Education sub: Health Care
01/23/2008Assigned Education sub: Special on Proposed Mental Health Legislation
01/31/2008Left in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2008Subject matter referred to Commission on Mental Health Law Reform pursuant to Senate Rule 20 (L)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1004.