Read the Article: Kansas Governor Brownback signs first-in-nation Simon’s Law!
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What is Simon’s Law? As of July 1, Simon‘s Law in Kansas will mandate:
- Parents receive both written and verbal notification before a Do Not Resuscitate Order (DNR) is placed in a child’s medical file. Parents can then allow the order– or refuse it orally or in writing. Court access for disputes is delineated and the child remains safe during resolution.
- Parents and prospective patients of any age have the right to request and receive hospital policies concerning “denial of life-saving care” (sometimes referred to as medical futility policies). There is no mandate that hospitals have such policies.