HB 44 Pronouncement of death.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)
Health professions; pronouncement of death. Allows registered nurses, in situations meeting explicit criteria, to pronounce death when they are employed by a hospital or nursing home. State-operated hospitals are to be considered hospitals for these purposes. Registered nurses employed by home health organizations, hospices or the Department of Corrections may already pronounce death. Specific criteria are established in this law for those patients who may be pronounced dead by registered nurses, i.e., those patients whose deaths were expected, who had valid do not resuscitate orders and who were under the care of a physician who cannot be present within a reasonable period of time. The nurse is required to notify the patient's attending and consulting physicians as soon as practical.

Full text:
01/09/02  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 12/12/01 025967760  pdf | impact statement
01/21/02  House: Printed as engrossed 025967760-E  pdf | impact statement
02/21/02  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB44ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/06/02  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0092)  pdf

House amendments

01/09/02  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 12/12/01 025967760
01/09/02  House: Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/17/02  House: Reported from H. W. I. w/amendments (22-Y 0-N)
01/18/02  House: Read first time
01/21/02  House: Read second time
01/21/02  House: Committee amendments agreed to
01/21/02  House: Engrossed by House as amended
01/21/02  House: Printed as engrossed 025967760-E
01/22/02  House: Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
01/22/02  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N)
01/22/02  House: Communicated to Senate
01/23/02  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
01/23/02  Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/14/02  Senate: Reported from Education and Health (11-Y 0-N)
02/15/02  Senate: Const. reading disp., passed by for the day (40-Y 0-N)
02/15/02  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (40-Y 0-N)
02/18/02  Senate: Read third time
02/18/02  Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/18/02  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (40-Y 0-N)
02/21/02  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB44ER)
02/22/02  House: Enrolled
02/22/02  House: Signed by Speaker
02/22/02  Senate: Signed by President
03/04/02  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 92 (effective 7/1/02)
03/06/02  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0092)