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2009-2010 Regular Session - HB 339
Mental health; competent adult to control directly or indirectly mental health care decisions; provisions
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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 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
Apr/03/2009 - House Withdrawn, Recommitted
Mar/12/2009 - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Feb/11/2009 - House Second Readers
Feb/10/2009 - House First Readers
Feb/06/2009 - House Hopper
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