IN HB1020 | 2020 | Regular Session

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)
Status: Introduced on January 7 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-01-13 - Representative Candelaria Reardon added as coauthor
Pending: House Public Health Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

End of life options. Allows individuals with a terminal illness who meet certain requirements to make a request to an attending physician for medication that the individual may self-administer to end the individual's life. Specifies requirements a physician must meet in order to prescribe the medication to a patient. Prohibits an insurer from denying payment of benefits under a life insurance policy based upon a suicide clause in the life insurance policy if the death of the insured individual is the result of medical aid in dying. Establishes a Level 1 felony if a person: (1) without authorization of the patient, willfully alters, forges, conceals, or destroys a request for medication or a rescission of a request for medication with the intent or effect of causing the individual's death; or (2) knowingly or intentionally coerces or exerts undue influence on an individual to request medication to end the individual's life or to destroy a rescission of a request for medication to end the individual's life.

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Title

End of life options.

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History

DateChamberAction
2020-01-13HouseRepresentative Candelaria Reardon added as coauthor
2020-01-07HouseFirst reading: referred to Committee on Public Health
2020-01-07HouseAuthored by Representative Pierce

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