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2007-2008 Regular Session - HB 343
Psychiatric Advance Directive Act; enact
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 37 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to mental health, so as to provide a means for a competent adult to control either directly through instructions written in advance or indirectly through appointing an agent to make mental health care decisions on behalf of such person according to a written psychiatric advance directive; to provide a short title; to provide definitions; to provide for standards and limitations with respect to psychiatric advance directives; to provide for the responsibilities and duties of physicians and other mental health care providers and agents under psychiatric advance directives; to provide a statutory psychiatric advance directive form; to provide for construction of such form; to provide for applicability; to provide for statutory construction of chapter; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Feb/12/2007 - House Second Readers
Feb/10/2007 - House First Readers
Feb/09/2007 - House Hopper