By Representative Weaver
Rd 1 11-JAN-18
Under existing law, an adult or a health care proxy for an adult may execute an advance directive for health care or do not resuscitate order.
This bill would create the Alex Hoover Act.
This bill would require the Department of Public Health, by rule and in conjunction with a task force, to establish a form for an Order for Pediatric Palliative and End of Life (PPEL) Care to be used by medical professionals outlining medical care provided to a minor with a terminal illness.
This bill would provide immunity to health care providers who provide, withhold, or withdraw medical treatment pursuant to an Order for PPEL Care.
This bill would also establish a temporary task force to work in consultation with the Department of Public Health to establish an Order
for Pediatric Palliative and End of Life (PPEL) Care form.