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SB 96: Health; pronouncement of death by registered professional nurses; nursing homes and hospice care; authorize; county medical examiner’s duties after notice of suspicious death; make a conforming change

Voted on Tuesday March 14, 2017

John Pezold's thoughts

SB 96 authorizes the determination and pronouncement of death by registered professional nurses, nurse practitioners, or physician assistants of patients employed in facilities classified as nursing homes; however, if the patient is a registered organ donor, only a physician may make the determination or pronouncement of death when it appears that a patient died from other than natural causes.

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John Pezold's Vote

Vote Totals

The table below breaks down the total number of votes, and marks the majority vote.

Voted Total % Majority Vote?
Yea 174 96.7% Majority Vote
Nay 0 0%
Did not vote 4 2.2%
Excused 2 1.1%