UPDATE:  POLST Bill Passes in Illinois Senate
 
UPDATE: POLST Bill Passes in Illinois Senate
Written By David E. Smith   |   04.03.14

How did they vote?

Earlier this afternoon, the Illinois Senate voted 34-18 with one voting present to pass SB 3076, a bill to amend the Illinois Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code to make the “Physician Orders For Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST)” form the advance directive to be honored in health care facilities.  Six state senators did not cast a vote at all.

Click HERE to see how your state senator voted on this troubling legislation, or look at the graphic below.  The bill now moves to the Illinois House.

Take ACTION: Click HERE to send an email or a fax to your state representative. Ask him/her to please vote against SB 3076.  (If you have already sent an email to your state senator, please now send an email to your state representative.)

SB 3076

 

To read more about this bill, please click HERE.


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David  E. Smith
Dave Smith is the executive director of Illinois Family Institute (501c3) and Illinois Family Action (501c4). David has 20-plus-years of experience in public policy and grass-roots activism that includes countless...

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