The Honorable Casper R. Taylor, Jr.
Speaker of the House
State House
Annapolis MD 21401

Dear Mr. Speaker:

In accordance with Article II, Section 17 of the Maryland Constitution, I have today vetoed House Bill 108 - Patient Care Advisory Committees - Consultation and Evidentiary Use of Advice.

This bill provides that, in the case of a child with a life-threatening illness, each Patient Care Advisory Committee must consult a medical professional familiar with pediatric end-of-life care if a medical professional with this expertise is not already a member of the committee.

Senate Bill 100, which was passed by the General Assembly and signed by me on April 25, 2000, accomplishes the same purpose. Therefore, it is not necessary for me to sign House Bill 108.

Parris N. Glendening