State Bill on Patient Wishes for End-of-life Treatment Moves to Full House

Posted on June 15, 2017

The Michigan House Health Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Hank Vaupel (R-Handy Twp.), heard testimony June 14 on a package of bills regarding the physician orders for scope of treatment (POST) form and reported it to the House floor. A POST form is a physician’s order that allows patients to provide information about their wishes for end-of-life healthcare.

The MHA-supported House Bills 4170, 4171, 4173 & 4174 establish guidelines for the POST medical decision-making program. In the acute care setting, a completed POST is a communication tool. The MHA Keystone Center has participated with the POST program since 2012 as a founding member of the coalition formed to support practices to honor patient care preferences. Members with questions should contact Paige Fults at the MHA. 

Tags: House Health Policy Committee, POST form, HB 4170 4171 4173 & 4174

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