2017-2018 Regular Session - SB 55
"Psychiatric Advance Directive Act"
First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 37 of the O.C.G.A., relating to mental health, so as to provide for a psychiatric advance directive; to provide for a competent adult to express his or her mental health care treatment preferences and desires directly through instructions written in advance and indirectly through appointing an agent to make mental health care decisions on behalf of that person; to amend Code Section 16-5-5 and Title 31 of the O.C.G.A., relating to assisted suicide and notification of licensing board regarding violation and health, respectively, so as to include cross-references to the psychiatric advance directive and provide for consistent terminology; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Jan/25/2017 - Senate Read and Referred
Jan/24/2017 - Senate Hopper