In October, I noted that Michigan had introduced a bill that would require hospitals to disclose their medical futility policies. Yesterday, a similar bill was introduced. S.B. 165 imposes just two requirements:
- A health facility or agency shall not establish or maintain a medical futility policy unless that policy is in writing.
- A health facility or agency that maintains a medical futility policy that applies to the treatment of a patient or resident from birth to 18 years of age shall, upon request, provide a copy of that medical futility policy to the patient or resident, prospective patient or resident, or parent or legal guardian of the patient or resident or prospective patient or resident.