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 08, 1994 (103rd Congress, 1993–1994)
Died (Referred to Committee)
John Danforth
Senator from Missouri
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Oct 08, 1994
7 pages

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

Introduced Oct 08, 1994
Referred to Committee Oct 08, 1994

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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 the Social Security Act to require written policies and procedures of service providers to provide for effective communication with individuals regarding relevant aspects of health care decisions affecting such individual, including obtaining informed consent, individual prognosis and treatment decisions, and the formulation of advance directives.
Requires a report to the Congress on a study of issues relating to care at the end of life, including how to determine the application of medically necessary or appropriate care for gravely or terminally ill or injured persons.
Authorizes appropriations.

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