HB 5048—Introduced by Representative Anna Moeller on 1/26/22; Passed the House, Sent to the Senate, Senate Sponsor Senator Sarah Feigenholtz—in Postponed in Senate Health Committee

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Nursing Home Care Act. Provides that facilities licensed under the Act must offer to provide POLST-appropriate residents or their representatives an opportunity to execute the Department of Public Health Uniform POLST form within specified time periods. Defines “POLST-appropriate resident”. Requires that the offer to provide the form shall be made by a facility staff member or community partner who is able to discuss and prepare the form in accordance with institutional policy or by a qualified health care practitioner. Provides that the execution of a Department of Public Health Uniform POLST form shall not be a requirement for admission to any facility or a precondition to the provision of services by any provider of health care services.