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

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.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Bill Nelson

Sponsor. Senator for Florida. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 31, 2007
Length: 13 pages

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.


Jan 31, 2007

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S. 465 (110th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 110th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2007 to Jan 3, 2009. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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