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HB17-1368

End-of-life Death Certificate Signature

Concerning a change from "shall" to "may" in the "Colorado End-of-life Options Act" death certificate signature requirement to allow, rather than require, the attending physician or hospice medical director to sign the death certificate of a qualified individual who obtained and self-administered aid-in-dying medication.
Session:
2017 Regular Session
Subjects:
Health Care & Health Insurance
Public Health
Bill Summary

Currently, the 'Colorado End-of-life Options Act' requires an attending physician or hospice medical director to sign the death certificate of an individual who obtained and self-administered aid-in-dying medication. The bill removes this requirement.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status

Introduced
Lost

Bill Text

Sponsors

Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. J. Ginal
Sen. L. Court

Sponsor

Rep. P. Lawrence

Co-sponsor