March 14, 2005
Terri Schiavo Flordia Legislation UpdateTopics: Legislative Action Items
House Bill 701 has passed through the House Judiciary Committee and goes to the Health and Families Counsel tomorrow morning at 9.30 am.
Tallahassee Sun Sentinel -- Lawmakers proposed a measure Monday that would block doctors from denying food or water to someone in a persistent vegetative state with the intention of causing death, setting the stage to prevent the removal of Terri Schiavo's feeding tube on Friday.
The bills, if put on an expedited path, could come up for final votes in the House and Senate as early as Thursday.
An earlier version of the bill could have applied to all incapacitated people, not just those in a persistent vegetative state The change was intended to allay concerns that the proposed law (HB 701) could force people who thought they had denied such measures to undergo surgery to insert a feeding tube, said Rep. Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala, who sponsored the bill.
Posted by tim at March 14, 2005 3:38 PM
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