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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3188         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2032

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Paul W. Mark

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act to update the law regarding do not resuscitate orders.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Paul W. Mark

2nd Berkshire

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3188        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2032

By Mr. Mark of Peru, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2032) of Paul W. Mark and others for legislation to direct the Emergency Medical Services Advisory Board to study the feasibility of updating the law regarding "Do Not Resuscitate" orders.  Public Health. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act to update the law regarding do not resuscitate orders.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              Chapter 111C of the General Laws shall be amended by adding the following section:

              SECTION 13A-

              (1) The EMS Advisory Board shall be directed to undertake a study and prepare a report discussing the feasibility of updating the laws relating to “Do Not Resuscitate” orders in the Commonwealth.  The Board shall consider the feasibility of creating a uniform method for identifying a person who has signed a “Do Not Resuscitate” order.  The Board shall consider the feasibility of developing new guidelines to be followed by first responders when a “Do Not Resuscitate” is in effect.  Nothing in the section shall limit the ability of the Board to include other recommendations in their report. 

              (2) The EMS Advisory Board shall be directed to undertake this study not more than one year after passage of this ACT.

              (3) The EMS Advisory Board shall have one year from the commencement of the study to issue a final report.

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