HR 1589

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. R. 1589

To amend the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of voluntary advance care planning consultation under Medicare and Medicaid, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 15, 2011

Mr. BLUMENAUER (for himself, Mr. HOLT, Mr. WU, Ms. BALDWIN, Ms. SCHAKOWSKY, Mr. KIND, Mrs. CAPPS, and Ms. LINDA T. SANCHEZ of California) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To amend the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of voluntary advance care planning consultation under Medicare and Medicaid, and for other purposes.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; FINDINGS; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

SEC. 2. VOLUNTARY ADVANCE CARE PLANNING CONSULTATION COVERAGE UNDER MEDICARE AND MEDICAID.

`Voluntary Advance Care Planning Consultation

SEC. 3. GRANTS FOR PROGRAMS FOR PHYSICIAN ORDERS FOR LIFE-SUSTAINING TREATMENT.

SEC. 4. ADVANCE CARE PLANNING STANDARDS FOR ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS.

SEC. 5. PORTABILITY OF ADVANCE DIRECTIVES.

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