This article will discuss in part II, the pertinent case history in Ohio and in other jurisdictions which built the foundation for advance directive legislation in Ohio. Part III will review the legislative history which led to the passage of Senate Bill 1; and Part IV will discuss how Senate Bill 1 interacts with the Federal Patient Self-Determination Act which went into effect on December 1, 1991. Part V will analyze how the implementation of Senate Bill 1 has affected doctors, nurses and health care facilities. Finally, Part VI will cover how information about advance directives is being disseminated to the general public and what ideas are being implemented for the future.
Note, Senate Bill 1, Ohio's Advance Directives Law: Where Have We Been...Where Are We Going?, 7 J.L. & Health 295 (1992-1993)