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S.77 (Act 39)

An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
5/20/2013 - Signed by Governor on May 20, 2013
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Senate 5/20/2013 - Signed by Governor on May 20, 2013
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An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Committee Meetings

2013 - 2014 Legislative Session
Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

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2013 - 2014 Legislative Session
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
10:30 AM

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Room 11- walk through of bill

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:30 AM

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Room 11

William Sorrell, Vermont Attorney General
Madeleine Kunin, Former Governor, State of Vermont
5:00 PM

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

House Chamber- Public Hearing, Joint with Senate Judiciary

Mark Kaufman, Vermont Council for Independent Living
William Wilson, Underhill
Maria Jakobeit, South Burlington
Francis Kazak, Westford
Erica Reil, Barre
Richard Jeroloman, Burlington
Thomas Dawham, Saint Albans
Bill Mayers, Burlington
Lynne Caulfield R.N., Dummerston
David Babbott, Shelburne
Julia Roberts, Burlington
Dick Walters, Shelburne
Dorothy Bolduc, St. Albans City
Elizabeth Steele, Shelburne
Peter Anderson, Jericho
Melinda Moulton, Huntington
Edward Chase, Westford
Richard Austin, Shelburne
Mary Van Vleck, Charlotte
Carrie Handy, Saint Albans
Ellen Viereck, Shaftsbury, VT
Thomas Howrigan, Fairfield
Judy Murphy , Bennington
Guy Page, Barre
Judy Kniffen, North Bennington
Tom Isabelle, Barre
Ruth Hunter, Woodstock
Eileen Haupt, Jericho
John Hunter, Woodstock
Carolyn McMurray, Arlington
Wolfger Schneider, Charlotte
Gerald McMurray, Arlington
Lisa Carlson, Hinesburg
Arabella Hubbard, Williston
Rev. Sister Laurian Seeber, Berlin
George Schiavone, Shelburne
Bob Ullrich, Charlotte
Laura Zink, Bennington
Marnie Wood, Middlebury
Donna Carlson, Worcester
John Freidin, Middlebury
Andrew Selle, Essex Junction
Debbie Ramsdell, Charlotte
Robert Orleck, Randolph
Miriam Adams, Hinesburg
Jeannine Young, Craftsbury Common
Carolyn Bates, Burlington
John Sullivan, Vergennes
Forrest MacGregor, Randolph
Pete Gummere, St. Johnsbury
Jim Harris, Fairlee
Clara Schoppe, St. Johnsbury
Betty Chase, Rochester, VT
Eleanor Von Trappe-Campbell, Waitsfield, VT
Sarah Chase, Rochester, VT
Hugh Campbell, Waitsfield, VT
John Frieden, Middlebury
Judy Harris Auderieth, Colchester

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
5:00 PM

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

House Chambers - Public Hearing, Joint with Senate Health & Welfare

Mark Kaufman, Advocacy Manager, Vermont Center for Independent Living (VCIL)
William Wilson, Underhill
Maria Jakobeit, South Burlington
Francis Kazak, Westford
Erica Reil, Barre
Richard Jeroloman, Burlington
Thomas Dawham, Saint Albans
Bill Mayers, Burlington
Lynne Caulfield R.N., Dummerston
David Babbott, M.D., Shelburne
Julia Roberts, Burlington
Dick Walters, Shelburne
Dorothy Bolduc, St. Albans City
Elizabeth Steele, Shelburne
Peter Anderson, Jericho
Melinda Moulton, Huntington
Edward Chase, Westford
Richard Austin, Shelburne
Mary Van Vleck, Charlotte
Carrie Handy, Saint Albans
Ellen Viereck, Shaftsbury, VT
Thomas Howrigan, Fairfield
Judy Murphy , Bennington
Guy Page, Barre
Judy Kniffen, North Bennington
Tom Isabelle, Barre
Ruth Hunter, Woodstock
Eileen Haupt, Jericho
John Hunter, Woodstock
Carolyn McMurray, Arlington
Wolfger Schneider, Charlotte
Gerald McMurray, Arlington
Lisa Carlson, Hinesburg
Arabella Hubbard, Williston
Rev. Sister Laurian Seeber, Berlin
George Schiavone, Shelburne
Bob Ullrich, Charlotte
Laura Zink, Bennington
Marnie Wood, Middlebury
Donna Carlson, Worcester
John Freidin, Middlebury
Andrew Selle, Essex Junction
Debbie Ramsdell, Charlotte
Robert Orleck, Randolph
Miriam Adams, Hinesburg
Jeannine Young, Craftsbury Common
Carolyn Bates, Burlington
John Sullivan, Vergennes
Forrest MacGregor, Randolph
Pete Gummere, St. Johnsbury
Jim Harris, Fairlee
Clara Schoppe, St. Johnsbury
Betty Chase, Rochester, VT
Eleanor Von Trappe-Campbell, Waitsfield, VT
Sarah Chase, Rochester, VT
Hugh Campbell, Waitsfield, VT
John Frieden, Middlebury
Judy Harris Auderieth, Colchester

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
8:30 AM

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Room 11

George Eighmey, Former Director, Compassion and Choices Oregon
Paul Harrington, Executive Vice-President, Medical Society
Harry Chen, M.D., Commissioner, Department of Health
Charles Bentz, M.D., State of Oregon
Ann Jackson, Former Director, Oregon Hospice Association

Thursday, January 31, 2013
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
8:30 AM

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

House Chamber- Joint with Senate Judiciary

Ira Byock, M.D., Director of Palliative Care, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Diana Barnard, M.D., Board Certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Middlebury, VT
Harvey Reich, M.D., Critical Care Specialist, Rutland
Jean Mallary, Founding Director of Vermont Ethics Network, Spouse to the late Congressman Richard Mallary, Brookfield, VT
Edward Mahoney Ph.D., Director, Center for Faith and Culture, Saint Michael's College
Margaret Battin, Ph.D, Medical Ethicist
Ben Underhill, Underhill
11:30 AM

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

End of Life Choices

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, January 31, 2013
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
8:30 AM

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

House Chamber - Joint with Senate Health & Welfare

Ira Byock, M.D., Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Diana Barnard, M.D., Vermont
Harvey Reich, M.D., Critical Care Specialist, Rutland
Jean Mallary, Citizen, Vermont
Edward Mahoney, Ph.D, Director, Center for Faith and Culture, Saint Michael's College
Margaret Battin, Ph.D, Bioethicist

Friday, February 1, 2013
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
8:30 AM

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Room 11

Ed Paquin, President, Vermont Coalition for Disability Rights
Philip Brown, Vice President, Medical Affairs, Central Vermont Medical Center
Barbara Roberts, Former Governor, State of Oregon
10:45 AM

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Room 11- Committee Discussion and vote

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Cindy Bruzzese, Director, Vermont Ethics Network
Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
9:00 AM

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Senate Chambers

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Nancy Warner, Executive Director, Orleans-Essex Visiting Nurses Assoc & Hospice, Inc.
Paul Harrington, Executive Vice-President, Medical Society
Mark Kaufman, Advocacy Manager, Vermont Council for Independent Living
Bishop Matano, Bishop of Burlington
10:30 AM

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Senate Chambers

Norman Smith, Attorney
Kathryn Tucker, Legal Counsel

Friday, February 8, 2013
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
10:00 AM

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Amendments/Vote



Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
8:00 AM

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Amendments

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Sen. Tim Ashe
Sen. Robert M. Hartwell
Cindy Bruzzese, Director, Vermont Ethics Network
Sen. Peter W. Galbraith
Sen. Dick Sears
Michael Sirotkin, Lobbyist, Sirotkin and Necrason, PLC
11:15 AM

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Committee Discussion

Michael Sirotkin, Lobbyist, Sirotkin and Necrason, PLC
Cindy Bruzzese, Director, Vermont Ethics Network
Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
11:00 AM

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Amendments - vote

Senator Peter Galbraith

Thursday, February 14, 2013
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
11:30 AM

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Amendments

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Sen. John Rodgers
Michael Sirotkin, Lobbyist, Sirotkin and Necrason, PLC
William Sorrell, Vermont Attorney General, Attorney General's Office

Thursday, February 14, 2013
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
10:00 AM

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Amendments - vote



Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
9:00 AM

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Joint meeting with House Judiciary, Room 10

Sen. Claire Ayer, Chair, Senate Health and Welfare
Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Sen. Ann Cummings, Senate Economic Development, Housing, and General Affairs Committee
Jean Mallary, Citizen, Vermont
Edward Mahoney Ph.D, President, Vermont Alliance for Ethical Health Care (VAEH)
Katherine Tucker, Compassion and Choices Oregon
15 minutes after adjournment

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Joint meeting with House Judiciary, Room 11

Paul Harrington, Executive Vice-President, Vermont Medical Society
Ed Paquin, Director, Disability Rights Vermont
William Sorrell, Vermont Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
3:45 PM

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Committee Discussion

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
9:00 AM

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Joint committee meeting with House Human Services, Room 10

Sen. Claire Ayer, Sponsor
Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Sen. Ann Cummings, Senate Economic Development, Housing, and General Affairs Committee
Jean Mallary, Citizen, Vermont
Katherine Tucker, Compassion and Choices Oregon
After the floor

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Joint committee meeting with House Human Services, Room 11, Committee discussion

Edward Mahoney Ph.D, President, Vermont Alliance for Ethical Health Care (VAEH)
Paul Harrington, Executive Vice-President, Vermont Medical Society
Ed Paquin, Director, Disability Rights Vermont
William Sorrell, Vermont Attorney General, Attorney General's Office

Thursday, April 11, 2013
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
8:30 AM

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Room 11

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Dr. Philip Brown, Vice President, Medical Affairs, Central Vermont Medical Center
Marilyn Hart, M.D.
Diana Barnard, M.D., Vermont
Barbara Roberts, Former Governor, State of Oregon
Madeleine Kunin, Former Governor, State of Vermont
15 minutes after adjournment

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Room 11

Sarah Launderville, Executive Director, Vermont Center for Independent Living (VCIL)
Harry Chen, Commissioner, Department of Health
John Kelly, Director, Second Thoughts, Massachusetts
Kenneth Stevens Jr., M.D., Emeritus Professor Radiation Oncology, Oregon Health & Science University

Friday, April 12, 2013
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
8:30 AM

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Room 46-Committee Room

Ann Jackson, Former Director, Oregon Hospice Association
15 minutes after adjournment

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Committee Discussion-Room 10


2:00 PM

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Room 10

Norman Smith, Attorney
David Herlihy, Executive Director, Medical Practice Board
Marnie Wood, Middlebury

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
15 minutes after adjournment

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Committee Discussion


2:00 PM

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Committee Discussion


3:45 PM

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Dr. Robert Macauley, Clinical Ethicist
5:00 PM

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Sign up begins for public hearing


5:30 PM

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Public Hearing with House Judiciary-House Chamber

Clara Schoppe, St. Johnsbury
Theodora Danforth, Randolph Center
Robert Orleck, Randolph
Betty Chase, Rochester, VT
Dorothy Bolduc, St. Albans City
Sarah Chase, Rochester, VT
Pete Gummere, St. Johnsbury
Charlotte Kennedy, Grand Isle
Mary Rodgers, Northfeild
Pete Cohn, Ferrisburgh
William Kennedy, Grand Isle
Bob Fiorenza, Burlington
Bill Wilson, Underhill
Bob Sekerak, Milton
Ges Schneider, Middlesex
Christine Barnes, Northfield
Kathleen Grange, Graniteville
John Young, Bethel
Thomas Dowham, M.D., St. Albans
Dick Walters, Shelburne
Richard Austin, M.D., Shelburne
Guy Pace, Barre
Beal Hyde, Shelburne
Jack Hall, Northfield
Valerie Graham, M.D., Charlotte
Joanna Bisceglio, Waterbury Center
Francis Kazak, Westford
Sharon Toborg, Barre
Ellie Skolfield, Shelburne
Donna Scott, North Ferrisburg
Richard Jeroloman, Burlington
Pat Brooks, Waltham
Ernest Shand, Weathersfield
Carolyn McMurray, Arlington
Bob Ullrich, Charlotte
Marilyn White, White River Jct.
David Babbott, M.D., Shelburne
Marie Antones, Burlington
Barbara Deal, Monkton
Simeon Lewis, Winooski
Virginia Walters, Shelburne
Johnson Tata, Montpelier
Thomas Howrigan, M.D., Fairfield
Jessie Snyder, Shelburne
Ruth Painter, Shelbulrne
Robert Moyer, Braintree
Islene Runningdeer, Brookfield
Robert Naylor, Jericho
Stuart Alexander, M.D., Jericho
Debbie Ramsdell, Charlotte
Chris Gluck, Underhill
Miriam Adams, Hinesburg
Laurian Seeber, Rev. Sister, Berlin
Marjorie Power, Montpelier
Gail Falk, Plainfield

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
5:00 PM

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Sign up begins for public hearing, House Chamber


5:30 PM

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Public hearing with House Human Services Committee, House Chamber

Clara Schoppe, St. Johnsbury
Theodora Danforth, Randolph Center
Robert Orleck, Randolph
Betty Chase, Rochester, VT
Dorothy Bolduc, St. Albans City
Sarah Chase, Rochester, VT
Pete Gummere, St. Johnsbury
Charlotte Kennedy, Grand Isle
Mary Rodgers, Northfeild
Pete Cohn, Ferrisburgh
William Kennedy, Grand Isle
Bob Fiorenza, Burlington
Bob Sekerak, Milton
Ges Schneider, Middlesex
Christine Barnes, Northfield
Kathleen Grange, Graniteville
John Young, Bethel
Thomas Dowham, M.D., St. Albans
Dick Walters, Shelburne
Richard Austin, M.D., Shelburne
Guy Pace, Barre
Beal Hyde, Shelburne
Jack Hall, Northfield
Valerie Graham, M.D., Charlotte
Joanna Bisceglio, Waterbury Center
Francis Kazak, Westford
Sharon Toborg, Barre
Ellie Skolfield, Shelburne
Donna Scott, North Ferrisburg
Richard Jeroloman, Burlington
Pat Brooks, Waltham
Ernest Shand, Weathersfield
Carolyn McMurray, Arlington
Bob Ullrich, Charlotte
Marilyn White, White River Jct.
David Babbott, M.D., Shelburne
Marie Antones, Burlington
Barbara Deal, Monkton
Barbara Deal, Monkton
Simeon Lewis, Winooski
Virginia Walters, Shelburne
Johnson Tata, Montpelier
Thomas Howrigan, M.D., Fairfield
Jessie Snyder, Shelburne
Ruth Painter, Shelbulrne
Robert Moyer, Braintree
Islene Runningdeer, Brookfield
Robert Naylor, Jericho
Stuart Alexander, M.D., Jericho
Debbie Ramsdell, Charlotte
Chris Gluck, Underhill
Miriam Adams, Hinesburg
Laurian Seeber, Rev. Sister, Berlin
Marjorie Power, Member, Montpelier
Gail Falk, Plainfield

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
9:00 AM

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Ethan Allen Room

Marcia Angell M.D., Senior Lecturer of Social Medicine & Ethics, Harvard University
Lynn Caulfield, RN
Angel Means MS RN, Director of End of Life Services, VNA of Chittenden & Grand Isle Counties
Ursula McVeigh, MD, Fletcher Allen Health Care
Ben Underhill, Brattleboro
Rev. Alexander Zabriskie, D. Min.
Anne Rich, M.D.
15 minutes after adjournment

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Dale Stafford, M.D., Vermont

Thursday, April 18, 2013
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
8:30 AM

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Mark Up-Ethan Allen Room

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:00 AM

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Ethan Allen Room

Susan Donegan, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation
David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Department of Health
Steve Shapiro MD, Chief Medical Examiner, Department of Health
Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
15 minutes after adjournment

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Mark-up-Ethan Allen Room

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Department of Health
Fred Crowley, M.D.

Friday, April 19, 2013
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
8:30 AM

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Mark up & Possible Vote

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:00 AM

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Craig Sullivan, M.D.
15 minutes after adjournment

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Mark-up

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Department of Health
1:00 PM

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Mark-up & Vote

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Cindy Bruzzese, Director, Vermont Ethics Network

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
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S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Walk through and committee discussion of legal aspects.

Rep. Sandy Haas, House Committee On Human Services
Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
1:45 PM

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Committee discussion

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Paul Harrington, Executive Vice-President, Vermont Medical Society

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
9:00 AM

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Vote

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
after the floor

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Committee discussion

Edward Mahoney Ph.D, President, Vermont Alliance for Ethical Health Care (VAEH)
Diana Barnard, M.D., Vermont
Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, April 25, 2013
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
9:00 AM

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Committee discussion

Wendy Morgan, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, April 26, 2013
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
8:30 AM

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Committee discussion

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
after the floor

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Final mark up and possible vote.


2:00 PM

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Final mark up and vote



Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
9:00 AM

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Presentation to House Human Services Committee, House Judiciary Committee amendments to S.77, House Human Services Committee Room


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S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Committee discussion of amendments to House Human Services Committee amendment.

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Rep. Duncan F. Kilmartin, Newport
Rep. Doug Gage, Representative
Rep. Bob Bouchard, Representative
Rep. George W. Till, Jericho
Harry Chen, Commissioner, Department of Health
William Griffin, Deputy Attorney General, Attorney General's Office

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
9:00 AM

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Amendments

Rep. Linda J. Waite-Simpson, Judiciary Committee
Rep. John Moran
Rep. Mary A. Morrissey
Rep. Doug Gage
Rep. Paul N. Poirier
Rep. George W. Till
Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Harry Chen, Commissioner, Department of Health

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
9:45 AM

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

One section

Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
9:00 AM

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Amendments

Rep. Kevin "Coach" Christie
Rep. Mike Yantachka
Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
10:00 AM

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Review amendments and prepare for floor debate.

Rep. Mike Yantachka, Charlotte
Rep. Kurt Wright, Burlington
Rep. Sandy Haas, House Committee On Human Services
Rep. Kevin "Coach" Christie, Hartford
Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
11:00 AM

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Amendments

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Sen. Robert M. Hartwell
Michael Sirotkin, Lobbyist, Patient Choices Vermont

Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
2:30 PM

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

~ Committee Discussion Review Amendment

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Sen. Clair Ayer

Friday, May 10, 2013
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
9:00 AM

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Senate passed concurrence with amendment language

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, May 10, 2013
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
2:00 PM

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Review

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Monday, May 13, 2013
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
4:00 PM

S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Amendments

Rep. Lynn Batchelor
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S.77 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Rep. Paul N. Poirier
Rep. Anne B. Donahue
Rep. Duncan F. Kilmartin

An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Witnesses Who Testified

2013 - 2014 Legislative Session
House Committee on Government Operations
  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
House Committee on Human Services
  • Miriam Adams, Hinesburg
  • Stuart Alexander, M.D., Jericho
  • Marcia Angell M.D., Senior Lecturer of Social Medicine & Ethics, Harvard University
  • Marie Antones, Burlington
  • Richard Austin, M.D., Shelburne
  • Sen. Claire Ayer, Chair, Senate Health and Welfare
  • David Babbott, M.D., Shelburne
  • Diana Barnard, M.D., Vermont
  • Christine Barnes, Northfield
  • Rep. Lynn Batchelor
  • Joanna Bisceglio, Waterbury Center
  • Dorothy Bolduc, St. Albans City
  • Pat Brooks, Waltham
  • Dr. Philip Brown, Vice President, Medical Affairs, Central Vermont Medical Center
  • Cindy Bruzzese, Director, Vermont Ethics Network
  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Lynn Caulfield, RN
  • Betty Chase, Rochester, VT
  • Sarah Chase, Rochester, VT
  • Harry Chen, Commissioner, Department of Health
  • Rep. Kevin "Coach" Christie
  • Pete Cohn, Ferrisburgh
  • Fred Crowley, M.D.
  • Sen. Ann Cummings, Senate Economic Development, Housing, and General Affairs Committee
  • Theodora Danforth, Randolph Center
  • Barbara Deal, Monkton
  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue
  • Susan Donegan, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Thomas Dowham, M.D., St. Albans
  • David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Department of Health
  • Gail Falk, Plainfield
  • Bob Fiorenza, Burlington
  • Rep. Doug Gage
  • Chris Gluck, Underhill
  • Valerie Graham, M.D., Charlotte
  • Kathleen Grange, Graniteville
  • Pete Gummere, St. Johnsbury
  • Jack Hall, Northfield
  • Paul Harrington, Executive Vice-President, Vermont Medical Society
  • Marilyn Hart, M.D.
  • David Herlihy, Executive Director, Medical Practice Board
  • Thomas Howrigan, M.D., Fairfield
  • Beal Hyde, Shelburne
  • Ann Jackson, Former Director, Oregon Hospice Association
  • Richard Jeroloman, Burlington
  • Francis Kazak, Westford
  • John Kelly, Director, Second Thoughts, Massachusetts
  • Charlotte Kennedy, Grand Isle
  • William Kennedy, Grand Isle
  • Rep. Duncan F. Kilmartin
  • Madeleine Kunin, Former Governor, State of Vermont
  • Sarah Launderville, Executive Director, Vermont Center for Independent Living (VCIL)
  • Simeon Lewis, Winooski
  • Dr. Robert Macauley, Clinical Ethicist
  • Edward Mahoney Ph.D, President, Vermont Alliance for Ethical Health Care (VAEH)
  • Jean Mallary, Citizen, Vermont
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Carolyn McMurray, Arlington
  • Ursula McVeigh, MD, Fletcher Allen Health Care
  • Angel Means MS RN, Director of End of Life Services, VNA of Chittenden & Grand Isle Counties
  • Rep. John Moran
  • Rep. Mary A. Morrissey
  • Robert Moyer, Braintree
  • Robert Naylor, Jericho
  • Robert Orleck, Randolph
  • Guy Pace, Barre
  • Ruth Painter, Shelbulrne
  • Ed Paquin, Director, Disability Rights Vermont
  • Rep. Paul N. Poirier
  • Marjorie Power, Montpelier
  • Debbie Ramsdell, Charlotte
  • Anne Rich, M.D.
  • Barbara Roberts, Former Governor, State of Oregon
  • Mary Rodgers, Northfeild
  • Islene Runningdeer, Brookfield
  • Ges Schneider, Middlesex
  • Clara Schoppe, St. Johnsbury
  • Donna Scott, North Ferrisburg
  • Laurian Seeber, Rev. Sister, Berlin
  • Bob Sekerak, Milton
  • Ernest Shand, Weathersfield
  • Steve Shapiro MD, Chief Medical Examiner, Department of Health
  • Ellie Skolfield, Shelburne
  • Norman Smith, Attorney
  • Jessie Snyder, Shelburne
  • William Sorrell, Vermont Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Dale Stafford, M.D., Vermont
  • Kenneth Stevens Jr., M.D., Emeritus Professor Radiation Oncology, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Craig Sullivan, M.D.
  • Johnson Tata, Montpelier
  • Rep. George W. Till
  • Sharon Toborg, Barre
  • Katherine Tucker, Compassion and Choices Oregon
  • Bob Ullrich, Charlotte
  • Ben Underhill, Brattleboro
  • Rep. Linda J. Waite-Simpson, Judiciary Committee
  • Dick Walters, Shelburne
  • Virginia Walters, Shelburne
  • Marilyn White, White River Jct.
  • Bill Wilson, Underhill
  • Marnie Wood, Middlebury
  • Rep. Mike Yantachka
  • John Young, Bethel
  • Rev. Alexander Zabriskie, D. Min.
House Committee on Judiciary
  • Miriam Adams, Hinesburg
  • Stuart Alexander, M.D., Jericho
  • Marie Antones, Burlington
  • Richard Austin, M.D., Shelburne
  • Sen. Claire Ayer, Sponsor
  • David Babbott, M.D., Shelburne
  • Diana Barnard, M.D., Vermont
  • Christine Barnes, Northfield
  • Joanna Bisceglio, Waterbury Center
  • Dorothy Bolduc, St. Albans City
  • Rep. Bob Bouchard, Representative
  • Pat Brooks, Waltham
  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Betty Chase, Rochester, VT
  • Sarah Chase, Rochester, VT
  • Harry Chen, Commissioner, Department of Health
  • Rep. Kevin "Coach" Christie, Hartford
  • Pete Cohn, Ferrisburgh
  • Sen. Ann Cummings, Senate Economic Development, Housing, and General Affairs Committee
  • Theodora Danforth, Randolph Center
  • Barbara Deal, Monkton
  • Thomas Dowham, M.D., St. Albans
  • Gail Falk, Plainfield
  • Bob Fiorenza, Burlington
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Doug Gage, Representative
  • Chris Gluck, Underhill
  • Valerie Graham, M.D., Charlotte
  • Kathleen Grange, Graniteville
  • William Griffin, Deputy Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Pete Gummere, St. Johnsbury
  • Rep. Sandy Haas, House Committee On Human Services
  • Jack Hall, Northfield
  • Paul Harrington, Executive Vice-President, Vermont Medical Society
  • Thomas Howrigan, M.D., Fairfield
  • Beal Hyde, Shelburne
  • Richard Jeroloman, Burlington
  • Francis Kazak, Westford
  • Charlotte Kennedy, Grand Isle
  • William Kennedy, Grand Isle
  • Rep. Duncan F. Kilmartin, Newport
  • Simeon Lewis, Winooski
  • Edward Mahoney Ph.D, President, Vermont Alliance for Ethical Health Care (VAEH)
  • Jean Mallary, Citizen, Vermont
  • Carolyn McMurray, Arlington
  • Wendy Morgan, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Robert Moyer, Braintree
  • Robert Naylor, Jericho
  • Robert Orleck, Randolph
  • Guy Pace, Barre
  • Ruth Painter, Shelbulrne
  • Ed Paquin, Director, Disability Rights Vermont
  • Marjorie Power, Member, Montpelier
  • Debbie Ramsdell, Charlotte
  • Mary Rodgers, Northfeild
  • Islene Runningdeer, Brookfield
  • Ges Schneider, Middlesex
  • Clara Schoppe, St. Johnsbury
  • Donna Scott, North Ferrisburg
  • Laurian Seeber, Rev. Sister, Berlin
  • Bob Sekerak, Milton
  • Ernest Shand, Weathersfield
  • Ellie Skolfield, Shelburne
  • Jessie Snyder, Shelburne
  • William Sorrell, Vermont Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Johnson Tata, Montpelier
  • Rep. George W. Till, Jericho
  • Sharon Toborg, Barre
  • Katherine Tucker, Compassion and Choices Oregon
  • Bob Ullrich, Charlotte
  • Dick Walters, Shelburne
  • Virginia Walters, Shelburne
  • Marilyn White, White River Jct.
  • Rep. Kurt Wright, Burlington
  • Rep. Mike Yantachka, Charlotte
  • John Young, Bethel
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
  • Miriam Adams, Hinesburg
  • Peter Anderson, Jericho
  • Sen. Tim Ashe
  • Judy Harris Auderieth, Colchester
  • Richard Austin, Shelburne
  • David Babbott, Shelburne
  • Diana Barnard, M.D., Board Certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Middlebury, VT
  • Carolyn Bates, Burlington
  • Margaret Battin, Ph.D, Medical Ethicist
  • Charles Bentz, M.D., State of Oregon
  • Dorothy Bolduc, St. Albans City
  • Philip Brown, Vice President, Medical Affairs, Central Vermont Medical Center
  • Cindy Bruzzese, Director, Vermont Ethics Network
  • Ira Byock, M.D., Director of Palliative Care, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
  • Hugh Campbell, Waitsfield, VT
  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Donna Carlson, Worcester
  • Lisa Carlson, Hinesburg
  • Lynne Caulfield R.N., Dummerston
  • Betty Chase, Rochester, VT
  • Edward Chase, Westford
  • Sarah Chase, Rochester, VT
  • Harry Chen, M.D., Commissioner, Department of Health
  • Thomas Dawham, Saint Albans
  • George Eighmey, Former Director, Compassion and Choices Oregon
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • John Freidin, Middlebury
  • John Frieden, Middlebury
  • Sen. Peter W. Galbraith
  • Pete Gummere, St. Johnsbury
  • Carrie Handy, Saint Albans
  • Paul Harrington, Executive Vice-President, Medical Society
  • Jim Harris, Fairlee
  • Sen. Robert M. Hartwell
  • Eileen Haupt, Jericho
  • Thomas Howrigan, Fairfield
  • Arabella Hubbard, Williston
  • John Hunter, Woodstock
  • Ruth Hunter, Woodstock
  • Tom Isabelle, Barre
  • Ann Jackson, Former Director, Oregon Hospice Association
  • Maria Jakobeit, South Burlington
  • Richard Jeroloman, Burlington
  • Mark Kaufman, Vermont Council for Independent Living
  • Francis Kazak, Westford
  • Judy Kniffen, North Bennington
  • Madeleine Kunin, Former Governor, State of Vermont
  • Rev. Sister Laurian Seeber, Berlin
  • Forrest MacGregor, Randolph
  • Edward Mahoney Ph.D., Director, Center for Faith and Culture, Saint Michael's College
  • Jean Mallary, Founding Director of Vermont Ethics Network, Spouse to the late Congressman Richard Mallary, Brookfield, VT
  • Bill Mayers, Burlington
  • Carolyn McMurray, Arlington
  • Gerald McMurray, Arlington
  • Melinda Moulton, Huntington
  • Judy Murphy , Bennington
  • Robert Orleck, Randolph
  • Guy Page, Barre
  • Ed Paquin, President, Vermont Coalition for Disability Rights
  • Debbie Ramsdell, Charlotte
  • Harvey Reich, M.D., Critical Care Specialist, Rutland
  • Erica Reil, Barre
  • Barbara Roberts, Former Governor, State of Oregon
  • Julia Roberts, Burlington
  • Sen. John Rodgers
  • George Schiavone, Shelburne
  • Wolfger Schneider, Charlotte
  • Clara Schoppe, St. Johnsbury
  • Sen. Dick Sears
  • Andrew Selle, Essex Junction
  • Michael Sirotkin, Lobbyist, Patient Choices Vermont
  • Michael Sirotkin, Lobbyist, Sirotkin and Necrason, PLC
  • William Sorrell, Vermont Attorney General
  • William Sorrell, Vermont Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Elizabeth Steele, Shelburne
  • John Sullivan, Vergennes
  • Bob Ullrich, Charlotte
  • Ben Underhill, Underhill
  • Mary Van Vleck, Charlotte
  • Ellen Viereck, Shaftsbury, VT
  • Eleanor Von Trappe-Campbell, Waitsfield, VT
  • Dick Walters, Shelburne
  • William Wilson, Underhill
  • Marnie Wood, Middlebury
  • Jeannine Young, Craftsbury Common
  • Laura Zink, Bennington
Senate Committee on Judiciary
  • Miriam Adams, Hinesburg
  • Peter Anderson, Jericho
  • Judy Harris Auderieth, Colchester
  • Richard Austin, Shelburne
  • Sen. Clair Ayer
  • David Babbott, M.D., Shelburne
  • Diana Barnard, M.D., Vermont
  • Carolyn Bates, Burlington
  • Margaret Battin, Ph.D, Bioethicist
  • Dorothy Bolduc, St. Albans City
  • Ira Byock, M.D., Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
  • Hugh Campbell, Waitsfield, VT
  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Donna Carlson, Worcester
  • Lisa Carlson, Hinesburg
  • Lynne Caulfield R.N., Dummerston
  • Betty Chase, Rochester, VT
  • Edward Chase, Westford
  • Sarah Chase, Rochester, VT
  • Thomas Dawham, Saint Albans
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • John Freidin, Middlebury
  • John Frieden, Middlebury
  • Senator Peter Galbraith
  • Pete Gummere, St. Johnsbury
  • Carrie Handy, Saint Albans
  • Paul Harrington, Executive Vice-President, Medical Society
  • Jim Harris, Fairlee
  • Eileen Haupt, Jericho
  • Thomas Howrigan, Fairfield
  • Arabella Hubbard, Williston
  • John Hunter, Woodstock
  • Ruth Hunter, Woodstock
  • Tom Isabelle, Barre
  • Maria Jakobeit, South Burlington
  • Richard Jeroloman, Burlington
  • Mark Kaufman, Advocacy Manager, Vermont Center for Independent Living (VCIL)
  • Mark Kaufman, Advocacy Manager, Vermont Council for Independent Living
  • Francis Kazak, Westford
  • Judy Kniffen, North Bennington
  • Rev. Sister Laurian Seeber, Berlin
  • Forrest MacGregor, Randolph
  • Edward Mahoney, Ph.D, Director, Center for Faith and Culture, Saint Michael's College
  • Jean Mallary, Citizen, Vermont
  • Bishop Matano, Bishop of Burlington
  • Bill Mayers, Burlington
  • Carolyn McMurray, Arlington
  • Gerald McMurray, Arlington
  • Melinda Moulton, Huntington
  • Judy Murphy , Bennington
  • Robert Orleck, Randolph
  • Guy Page, Barre
  • Debbie Ramsdell, Charlotte
  • Harvey Reich, M.D., Critical Care Specialist, Rutland
  • Erica Reil, Barre
  • Julia Roberts, Burlington
  • George Schiavone, Shelburne
  • Wolfger Schneider, Charlotte
  • Clara Schoppe, St. Johnsbury
  • Andrew Selle, Essex Junction
  • Norman Smith, Attorney
  • Elizabeth Steele, Shelburne
  • John Sullivan, Vergennes
  • Kathryn Tucker, Legal Counsel
  • Bob Ullrich, Charlotte
  • Mary Van Vleck, Charlotte
  • Ellen Viereck, Shaftsbury, VT
  • Eleanor Von Trappe-Campbell, Waitsfield, VT
  • Dick Walters, Shelburne
  • Nancy Warner, Executive Director, Orleans-Essex Visiting Nurses Assoc & Hospice, Inc.
  • William Wilson, Underhill
  • Marnie Wood, Middlebury
  • Jeannine Young, Craftsbury Common
  • Laura Zink, Bennington

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No fiscal documents found for S.77 in the 2013 - 2014 Legislative Session.
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Act


An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life

Statutes Affected

2013 - 2014 Legislative Session

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Staff & Other Information

Staff
Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel

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