Dozens of end-of-life bills are being introduced each week in legislatures across the country. These address issues from registries, POLST, guardianship, surrogates, and aid-in-dying. I cannot report on all of these. But I do want to mention one piece of new legislation in my own backyard: Minnesota.
S.F. No. 410 would create Minnesota Statutes, section 145.99, the “Let’s Talk Now Act.” This would establish a grant program to encourage advanced care planning and appropriate money for the grants. S.F. No. 407 also appropriate money for the same purpose but does not specify the program in detail.
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