02/21/19 -- HB 242 -- Hospice procedure changes - identical to HB 447 as amended

Bill Number: 
HB 242
Bill Purpose: 
Hospice procedure changes - identical to HB 447 as amended
Date of Vote: 
02/21/19
My Vote: 
No
Explanation: 

HB 242, introduced by Representative Jim Neely (Republican - District 8) was originally just a simple bill that allows a hospice to release a body directly to a funeral home without involving an autopsy when the person died for reasons related to their stay.  I was fine with the original bill.  However during the amendment process, the exact same language from HB 447 that mandates coroner training was added.  Since the text of HB 242 was originally amended onto HB 447, the result was that HB 242 as amended was literally identical to HB 447.

Accordingly, I voted no for this bill as amended for the exact same reasons as  I did for HB 447.