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Parental Accessibility Rights for Emergency and Negligent Treatment Act

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A bill to amend titles XIX and XXI of the Social Security Act to require hospitals and certain other participating providers under Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program to disclose the provider's policy on parental consent from the provision, withdrawal, or denial of life-sustaining treatment for minors, and for other purposes.


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Date Actions Overview
12/19/2019Introduced in Senate

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12/19/2019Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (4)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Hawley, Josh [R-MO]* 12/19/2019
Sen. Lankford, James [R-OK]* 12/19/2019
Sen. Cramer, Kevin [R-ND]* 12/19/2019
Sen. Braun, Mike [R-IN]* 12/19/2019

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
Senate Finance12/19/2019 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (12/19/2019)

Parental Accessibility Rights for Emergency and Negligent Treatment Act

This bill expands the scope of advance directive policies and related disclosures for providers under Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

Specifically, providers (e.g., hospitals, hospice programs, and home health care providers) must have advance directive policies for minors (rather than only adults) and must disclose such policies on the provider's website and upon request. Providers must also disclose information regarding (1) an individual's rights with respect to life-sustaining procedures, including hydration and sustenance; and (2) whether parental consent is required to provide, withdraw, or deny life-sustaining procedures, or to institute a do-not-resuscitate order, for a minor.