S. 465 (110th): Advance Directives Improvement and Education Act of 2007


Jan 31, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 31, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Bill Nelson

Senator from Florida



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Last Updated: Jan 31, 2007
Length: 13 pages

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Full Title

A bill to amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act and title III of the Public Health Service Act to improve access to information about individuals' health care options and legal rights for care near the end of life, to promote advance care planning and decisionmaking so that individuals' wishes are known should they become unable to speak for themselves, to engage health care providers in disseminating information about and assisting in the preparation of advance directives, which include living wills and durable powers of attorney for health care, and for other purposes.

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Jan 31, 2007

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10 cosponsors (7D, 3R) (show)
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Related Bills

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S. 347 (109th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 10, 2005

S. 466 (Related)
Medicare End-of-Life Care Planning Act of 2007

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 31, 2007

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