2012 Regular Session


File Code: Public Health
Sponsored By:
Delegates Kipke, Afzali, Boteler, Eckardt, Elliott, Frank, George, Kach, Krebs, McComas, McConkey, Norman, Ready, Schulz, Stocksdale, and Szeliga
Health Care Decisions Act - Petitions by Surrogates - Court Actions


Authorizing a court to take specified actions if the court finds by a specified standard and on the petition of a specified individual that a decision by the health care agent of a patient violates the patient's advance directive or the wishes of the patient determined in accordance with specified standards; providing that specified individuals may not be denied access to a patient's medical records for specified purposes; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

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House Action
First Reading Health and Government Operations
Hearing 3/15 at 1:00 p.m.
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations Withdrawn
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Nicholaus R. Kipke, District 31
Delegate Kathy Afzali, District 4A
Delegate Joseph C. Boteler, III, District 8
Delegate Adelaide C. Eckardt, District 37B
Delegate Donald B. Elliott, District 4B
Delegate William J. Frank, District 42
Delegate Ron George, District 30
Delegate Wade Kach, District 5B
Delegate Susan W. Krebs, District 9B
Delegate Susan K. McComas, District 35B
Delegate Tony McConkey, District 33A
Delegate H. Wayne Norman, Jr., District 35A
Delegate Justin Ready, District 5A
Delegate Kelly Schulz, District 4A
Delegate Nancy R. Stocksdale, District 5A
Delegate Kathy Szeliga, District 7

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Advance Medical Directives
Appeals -see also- Judicial Review
Circuit Courts
Death -see also- Advance Medical Directives; Wrongful Death.
Health -see also- Mental Health
Records -see also- Land Records; Vital Records

Bill affects the following Statute:

Health - General
( 5-612 )


All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Amendments: None offered
Committee Votes :
Health and Government Operations