Judicial authorization of treatment; advance directives. (SB371)

Introduced By

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Judicial authorization of treatment; advance directives.  Provides that a court authorizing medical treatment for an incapacitated person must do so in conformity with the terms of the person's advance directive. The bill also provides that a court can authorize such treatment for an incapacitated person, despite the existence of an advance directive, where the person authorized to make medical decisions under the advance directive for the incapacitated person refuses or is unable to act or cannot be contacted within a reasonable period of time in light of the immediacy of the need for treatment. The bill also authorizes restraint or transportation of an incapacitated person if necessary for treating a mental disorder or a person subject to an order of involuntary admission. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12
01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12103380D
01/11/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/23/2012Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2012Committee substitute printed 12104346D-S1
01/24/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2012Read second time
01/25/2012Reading of substitute waived
01/25/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12104346D-S1
01/25/2012Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB371S1
01/26/2012Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2012Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2012Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2012Placed on Calendar
02/13/2012Read first time
02/13/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/15/2012Reported from Courts of Justice (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2012Read second time
02/20/2012Read third time
02/20/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2012Reconsideration of House passage agreed to by House
02/20/2012Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/20/2012VOTE: PASSAGE #2 (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2012Enrolled
02/22/2012Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB371ER)
02/22/2012Signed by President
02/22/2012Signed by Speaker
03/06/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 115 (effective 7/1/12)
03/06/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0115)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 35 seconds.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB638.