Legislation


SB 839 – Hawaii

Status: Inactive / Dead
Year Introduced: 2021
Link: https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=839&year=2022

Authorizes advanced practice registered nurses, in addition to physicians, to practice medical aid in dying in accordance with their scope of practice and prescribing authority. Authorizes psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists, in addition to psychiatrists, psychologists, and clinical social workers, to provide counseling to a qualified patient. Reduces the mandatory waiting period between oral requests from twenty days to fifteen days. Waives the mandatory waiting period for those terminally ill individuals not expected to survive the mandatory waiting period.


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