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Mich. bill requires treatment policy disclosure

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) -

The Michigan Senate has approved legislation that would require health care providers to disclose their policies for end-of-life treatment when asked.
Some hospitals have what is known as a medical futility policy. The policy can guide their decision-making when there is no reasonable hope of a cure or benefit for a patient.
A bill passed 35-1 Tuesday aims to address concerns that some health facilities don't always inform patients or their families of their end-of-life policies in a timely fashion.
Supporters say the measure would increase transparency in the health care system and empower patients and their families to make informed decisions. The legislation next will be considered by the House.

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