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Kansas Enacts Simon’s Law Forbidding DNR Orders without Consent

Kansas has now joined Idaho, Minnesota, New York, Oklahoma, and Ontario as a “red light” (or partial “red light”) state.  On Friday, Governor Brownback signed Simon’s Law (S.B. 85).


Effective July 1, 2017, Simon’s Law forbids clinicians from writing a DNR for a minor without parental consent.  I will present a complete analysis of the implications next Friday in Kansas City.  

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