REPORT TITLE:
Advance health-care directives

DESCRIPTION:
Allows individuals to designate on their driver's licenses and
civil identification cards the existence of advance health-care
directives. (HB2522 HD1)


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                H.B. NO.           H.D. 1
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2000                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                   A  BILL  FOR  AN  ACT

RELATING TO ADVANCE HEALTH-CARE DIRECTIVES.



BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 1      SECTION 1.  Chapter 286, Hawaii Revised Statutes is amended
 
 2 by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to
 
 3 read as follows:
 
 4      "286-    Designation of advance health-care directive.  On
 
 5 the application form for any driver's license or license renewal,
 
 6 the examiner of drivers shall ask the applicant to designate
 
 7 whether the applicant has an advance health-care directive.  The
 
 8 examiner of drivers shall issue or renew a license bearing the
 
 9 designation "advance health-care directive", a symbol or an
 
10 abbreviation thereof, for those applicants who have so indicated.
 
11 "Advance health-care directive" means an individual instruction
 
12 in writing, a living will, or a durable power of attorney for
 
13 health care.  No specific medical treatment information shall be
 
14 imprinted on the driver's license."
 
15      SECTION 2.  Section 846-28, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
 
16 amended to read as follows:
 
17      "846-28  Information to be secured.  (a)  The department of
 
18 the attorney general shall require, collect, secure, make, and
 
19 maintain a record of the following items of information so far as
 

 
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 1 it is practicable to secure the same, with respect to each
 
 2 applicant for registration:
 
 3      (1)  The name of the person applying to be registered
 
 4           (hereinafter called the "registrant" or "applicant"),
 
 5           the street and number or address of the applicant's
 
 6           place of permanent residence, and the applicant's
 
 7           residence and business telephone numbers, if any;
 
 8      (2)  The applicant's occupation and any pertinent data
 
 9           relating thereto;
 
10      (3)  The applicant's racial extraction;
 
11      (4)  The applicant's citizenship;
 
12      (5)  The date and place of the applicant's birth;
 
13      (6)  The applicant's personal description including sex,
 
14           height, weight, hair, eyes, complexion, build, scars,
 
15           and marks;
 
16      (7)  The applicant's right and left index fingerprints or,
 
17           if the applicant has no right index finger or left
 
18           index finger, other identifying imprint as specified by
 
19           rules of the department; provided that this requirement
 
20           shall not apply to minors until they reach the age of
 
21           three years;
 
22      (8)  The name, relationship, and address of the nearest
 

 
 
 
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 1           relative or other person to be notified in case of
 
 2           sickness, accident, death, emergency, or need of the
 
 3           applicant, if such notification is desired; and
 
 4      (9)  The social security number of the applicant.
 
 5      (b)  The department of attorney general, at the time of
 
 6 application, shall ask whether the applicant has an advance
 
 7 health-care directive.  The department of the attorney general
 
 8 shall issue or renew an identification certificate bearing the
 
 9 designation, "advance health-care directive", a symbol or
 
10 abbreviation thereof, for each applicant who has so indicated.
 
11 "Advance health-care directive" means an individual instruction
 
12 in writing, a living will, or a durable power of attorney for
 
13 health care."
 
14      SECTION 3.  New statutory material is underscored.
 
15      SECTION 4.  This Act shall take effect on January 1, 2001.