Senate Bill 206
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Parental Accessibility Rights for Emergency and Negligent Treatment Act
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Feb 3, 2021
Overview
Text
Sponsor
Introduced
Feb 3, 2021
Latest Action
Feb 3, 2021
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
206
Congress
117
Policy Area
Health
Health
Primary focus of measure is science or practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease; health services administration and funding, including such programs as Medicare and Medicaid; health personnel and medical education; drug use and safety; health care coverage and insurance; health facilities. Measures concerning controlled substances and drug trafficking may fall under Crime and Law Enforcement policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Utah
Indiana
Missouri
North Carolina
North Dakota
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Parental Accessibility Rights for Emergency and Negligent Treatment Act

This bill expands the scope of advance directive policies and related disclosures for providers under Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

Specifically, providers (e.g., hospitals, hospice programs, and home health care providers) must have advance directive policies for minors (rather than only adults) and must disclose such policies on the provider's website and upon request. Providers must also disclose information regarding (1) an individual's rights with respect to life-sustaining procedures, including hydration and sustenance; and (2) whether parental consent is required to provide, withdraw, or deny life-sustaining procedures, or to institute a do-not-resuscitate order, for a minor.

Text (1)
February 3, 2021
Actions (2)
02/03/2021
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
02/03/2021
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Feb 4, 2021 5:57:11 AM
Updated
Mar 26, 2021 4:26:11 PM