Posted on March 23, 2017 at 4:30 AM
The Arizona Legislature has just passed a bill that permits healthcare providers to refuse patient-requested end-of-life treatment. On March 22, S.B. 1439 was sent to Governor.
The bill provides in part:
“A health care entity is not liable in any civil, criminal or administrative action for declining to provide any health care item or service for the purpose of causing or assisting in causing the death of any individual . . . .”
While many states have healthcare CBO clauses, this one seems to lack the typical safeguards (and here) that require providers to transfer the patient.