REPORT TITLE:
Health care decisions


DESCRIPTION:
Removes the pregnant women exemption from the Uniform Health Care
Decisions Act.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                H.B. NO.           
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2000                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                   A  BILL  FOR  AN  ACT

REPEALING SECTION 327E-13(G), HAWAII REVISED STATUTES.



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

 1      SECTION 1.  Section 327E-13, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
 
 2 amended to read as follows:
 
 3      "[[]327E-13[]]  Effect of this chapter.(a)  This chapter
 
 4 shall not create a presumption concerning the intention of an
 
 5 individual who has not made or who has revoked an advance health-
 
 6 care directive.
 
 7      (b)  Death resulting from the withholding or withdrawal of
 
 8 health care in accordance with this chapter shall not for any
 
 9 purpose constitute a suicide or homicide or legally impair or
 
10 invalidate a policy of insurance or an annuity providing a death
 
11 benefit, notwithstanding any term of the policy or annuity to the
 
12 contrary.
 
13      (c)  This chapter shall not authorize mercy killing,
 
14 assisted suicide, euthanasia, or the provision, withholding, or
 
15 withdrawal of health care, to the extent prohibited by other
 
16 statutes of this State.
 
17      (d)  This chapter shall not authorize or require a health-
 
18 care provider or institution to provide health care contrary to
 

 
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 1 generally accepted health-care standards applicable to the
 
 2 health-care provider or institution.
 
 3      (e)  This chapter shall not authorize an agent or surrogate
 
 4 to consent to the admission of an individual to a psychiatric
 
 5 facility as defined in chapter 334, unless the individual's
 
 6 written advance health-care directive expressly so provides.
 
 7      (f)  This chapter shall not affect other statutes of this
 
 8 State governing treatment for mental illness of an individual
 
 9 involuntarily committed to a psychiatric facility.
 
10      [(g)  This chapter shall not apply to a patient diagnosed as
 
11 pregnant by the attending physician.]"
 
12      SECTION 2.  Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed.
 
13      SECTION 3.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
 
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