KY HB304 | 2023 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on February 15 2023 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2023-02-15 - to Committee on Committees (H)
Pending: House Committee On Committees Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Create new sections of KRS Chapter 311 to define terms; establish a qualified terminally ill individual's right to voluntarily request medication to self-administer to cause death; require conditions for making the request; permit individual to rescind the request at any time; permit an attending health care provider to provide medication; establish requirements for the attending health care provider to inform individuals and document request; require disposal of unused medications; establish residency requirements for qualified individuals; require a report by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services; establish provisions for contracts, insurance policies, and beneficiaries; state that a health care provider is not required to provide medication to a qualified individual; permit health care providers to prohibit persons or entities from participating in a qualified individual's request during or on the premises of employment; prohibit reporting a health care provider to a licensing board for participating in a qualified individual's request; state that actions do not constitute suicide or homicide; create a form for a qualified individual to make a request; create a new section of subtitle 12 of KRS Chapter 304 to establish provisions for insurance policies and beneficiaries of qualified individuals; amend KRS 507.020 and 507.030 to create an affirmative defense to a charge of murder and manslaughter in the first degree; provide a severability clause; provide that the Act may be cited as the "Kentucky Our Care, Our Options Act."

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AN ACT relating to individual-directed care at the end of life.



2023-02-15Houseto Committee on Committees (H)
2023-02-15Houseintroduced in House


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