S. 2556 (103rd): A bill to provide for the portability of validly executed advance directives, to provide patients with a better understanding of their health care choices, and to promote study of the quality of care for the gravely or terminally ill or injured, and for other purposes.


Oct 8, 1994
103rd Congress, 1993–1994

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on October 8, 1994, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


John Danforth

Senator from Missouri



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Last Updated: Oct 8, 1994
Length: 7 pages

About the bill

Summary (CRS)

Provides for the portability among States of validly executed advance directives under Medicare and Medicaid provisions of the Social Security Act. Amends title XVIII (Medicare) and title XIX (Medicaid) of ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Oct 8, 1994

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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 2556”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


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