View Amendment Current Amendment: 3602R001.SP.KS.docx to Bill 3602     Senator SHEALY proposed the following amendment (3602R001.SP.KS):
    Amend the bill, as and if amended, page 1, by striking all after the enacting words and inserting:
        /SECTION     1.     Section 44-66-30(A) of the 1976 Code is amended by adding an appropriately numbered new item at the end to read:

    "(     )     a person who has an established relationship with the patient, who is acting in good faith on behalf of the patient, and who can reliably convey the patient's wishes but who is not a paid caregiver or a provider of health care services to the patient, if the persons included in items (1) through (9) cannot be found after the hospital or health care facility attempts to make contact. For the purposes of this item, a person with an established relationship is an adult who has exhibited special care and concern for the patient, who is generally familiar with the patient's health care views and desires, and who is willing and able to become involved in the patient's health care decisions and to act in the patient's best interest. The person with an established relationship shall sign and date a notarized acknowledgement form, provided by the hospital or other health care facility in which the patient is located, for placement in the patient's records, setting forth the nature and length of the relationship, certifying that he meets such criteria, and documenting efforts made by the health care facility or hospital to contacts the persons listed in items (1) through (9)."

SECTION     2.     This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.         /
    Renumber sections to conform.
    Amend title to conform.