IN SB0446 | 2020 | Regular Session

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 15 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-01-15 - First reading: referred to Committee on Health and Provider Services
Pending: Senate Health and Provider Services Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Prohibition against euthanasia. Prohibits: (1) mercy killing; (2) lethal injection; and (3) passive withholding or withdrawal of a life prolonging procedure; by a health care provider in certain instances. Prohibits a person from delegating certain prohibited acts to a third party for the purpose of circumventing a prohibition against the act. Prohibits the lowering of a patient's standard of care by a health care provider in certain instances. Provides that a person who knowingly or intentionally exerts undue influence on a patient in order to convince the patient to end the patient's life commits a Level 1 felony. Makes conforming amendments and a technical correction.

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Title

Prohibition against euthanasia.

Sponsors


History

DateChamberAction
2020-01-15SenateFirst reading: referred to Committee on Health and Provider Services
2020-01-15SenateAuthored by Senator Becker

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