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SB-1336 Public health: End of Life Option Act.(2017-2018)



As Amends the Law Today


SEC. 2.SECTION 1.

 Section 443.19 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

443.19.
 (a) The State Department of Public Health shall collect and review the information submitted pursuant to Section 443.9. The information collected shall be confidential and shall be collected in a manner that protects the privacy of the patient, the patient’s family, and any medical provider or pharmacist involved with the patient under the provisions of this part. The information shall not be disclosed, discoverable, or compelled to be produced in any civil, criminal, administrative, or other proceeding.
(b) On or before July 1, 2017, and each year thereafter, based on the information collected in the previous year, the department shall create a report with the information collected from the attending physician followup form and post that report to its Internet Web site. The report shall include, but not be limited to, all of the following based on the information that is provided to the department and on the department’s access to vital statistics: information: 
(1) The number of people for whom an aid-in-dying prescription was written.
(2) The number of known individuals who died each year for whom aid-in-dying prescriptions were written, and the cause of death of those individuals.
(3) For the period commencing January 1, 2016, to and including the previous year, cumulatively, the total number of aid-in-dying prescriptions written, the number of people who died due to use of aid-in-dying drugs, and the number of those people who died who were enrolled in hospice or other palliative care programs at the time of death.
(4) The number of known deaths in California from using aid-in-dying drugs per 10,000 deaths in California.
(5) The number of physicians who wrote prescriptions for aid-in-dying drugs. drugs and the areas of practice of each physician. 
(6) Of people who died due to using an aid-in-dying drug, demographic percentages organized by the following characteristics:
(A) Age at death.
(B) Education level.
(C) Race.
(D) Sex.
(E) Type of insurance, including whether or not they had insurance.
(F) Underlying illness.
(7) The motivating reason or reasons behind a patient’s decision to request the aid-in-dying drug pursuant to the responses given to question 15 of the attending physician followup form described in Section 443.22.
(8) The number of patients who received a mental health specialist assessment prior to receiving the aid-in-dying drug.
(c) The State Department of Public Health shall make available the attending physician checklist and compliance form, the consulting physician compliance form, and the attending physician followup form, as described in Section 443.22, by posting them on its Internet Web site.

SEC. 3.SEC. 2.

 Section 443.22 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

443.22.
 (a) (1)  The Medical Board of California may update the attending physician checklist and compliance form, the consulting physician compliance form, and the attending physician followup form, based on those provided in subdivision (b). Upon completion, the State Department of Public Health shall publish the updated forms on its Internet Web site.
(2) The Medical Board of California shall make changes to the forms referenced in paragraph (1) as necessary so the forms capture the information needed to fulfill the reporting requirement in subdivision (b) of Section 443.19.
(b) Unless and until updated by the Medical Board of California pursuant to this section, the attending physician checklist and compliance form, the consulting physician compliance form, and the attending physician followup form shall be in the following form:

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NOTICE OF INCOMPLETE TEXT: The physician compliance and
follow-up forms appear in the published chaptered bill. See Sec. 1
of Chapter 1 (pp. 18–25), 2nd Ex. Session, Statutes of 2015.

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