House Amendment 2 to House Bill 160
149th General Assembly (2017 - 2018)
The General Assembly has ended, the current status is the final status.
This amendment requires the attending physician to inform the patient about treatment that is available. This amendment defines intellectual disability using the definition provided by the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. If the patient has a documented intellectual disability, this amendment requires the attending physician to provide information to the patient both orally and in writing and to refer the patient to a licensed clinical social worker to ensure that the patient fully understands all information provided to the patient before medication can be prescribed to peacefully end the patient’s life in a humane and dignified manner.