REPORT TITLE:
Medical Treatment Decisions


DESCRIPTION:
Requires director of transportation, with assistance of examiner
of drivers, to design and implement a system to determine whether
an applicant has executed a medical treatment declaration and if
so, to designate this fact accordingly directly on the
applicant's license.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                        
THE SENATE                              S.B. NO.           121
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                   A  BILL  FOR  AN  ACT

RELATING TO HIGHWAY SAFETY.



BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 1      SECTION 1.  Chapter 286, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended
 
 2 by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to
 
 3 read as follows:
 
 4      "286-     Designation of medical treatment declaration.
 
 5 The director of transportation, with the assistance of the
 
 6 examiner of drivers, shall design and implement a system to
 
 7 request from all applicants for a driver's license or license
 
 8 renewal, at the time of application, information as to whether
 
 9 the applicant has executed, in accordance with the requirements
 
10 of section 327D-3, but regardless of form, a medical treatment
 
11 declaration directing the provision, continuation, withholding,
 
12 or withdrawal of life-sustaining procedures should the applicant
 
13 develop a terminal condition or a permanent loss of the ability
 
14 to communicate concerning medical treatment decisions, with no
 
15 reasonable chance of regaining this ability.  The system shall
 
16 include a method of directly imprinting on a license an
 
17 applicant's designation that the applicant has executed a medical
 
18 treatment declaration and the name and telephone number of the
 

 
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 1 applicant's attending physician or other person having possession
 
 2 or knowledge of the applicant's medical treatment declaration."
 
 3      SECTION 2.  New statutory material is underscored.
 
 4      SECTION 3.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
 
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 6                           INTRODUCED BY:  _______________________