H.R.4449 - Patient Self Determination Act of 1990101st Congress (1989-1990)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Levin, Sander M. [D-MI-17] (Introduced 04/03/1990)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||House - 07/02/1990 For Further Action See H.R.5067. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4449 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/03/1990)
Patient Self Determination Act of 1990 - Amends titles XVIII (Medicare) and XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to require hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, hospice programs, and health maintenance organizations to: (1) inform patients of their rights under State law to make decisions concerning their medical care; (2) periodically inquire as to whether a patient executed an advanced directive and document the patient's wishes regarding their medical care; (3) not discriminate against persons who have executed an advance directive; (4) ensure that legally valid advance directives and documented medical care wishes are implemented to the extent permitted by State law; and (5) provide educational programs for staff, patients, and the community on ethical issues concerning patient self-determination and advance directives.
Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to: (1) arrange with the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences for a study assessing the implementation of directed health care decisions; and (2) develop and implement a demonstration project in selected States to inform the public of the option to execute advance directives and a patient's right to participate in and direct health care decisions.