House Bill 451 | The Ohio Legislature

General Assembly


Short Title

Prohibits certain persons from making life support decisions 
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Long Title To amend sections 1337.13, 1337.17, 2133.05, 2133.08, 2133.09, and 2133.12 of the Revised Code to provide that an individual's statutory priority to decide whether or not to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining treatment for the individual's relative is forfeited if the individual is the subject of a temporary protection order or civil protection order and the relative is the alleged victim or if the individual and the relative are married and the parties to a divorce, dissolution, legal separation, or annulment proceeding, to void any objections to a living will made by a person whose statutory priority would be so forfeited, and to provide that an attorney in fact under a durable power of attorney for health care is competent to make decisions pertaining to life-sustaining treatment, nutrition, or hydration, only if the attorney in fact is not subject to a temporary protection order or civil protection order in which the principal is the alleged victim.


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Effective Date

April 6, 2017


Senate Civil Justice Committee
House Judiciary Committee

Primary Sponsors

Terry Boose


Ron Amstutz
Nickie J. Antonio
Michael Ashford
Nan A. Baker
John Barnes
John Becker
Louis W. Blessing III
Kristin Boggs
Janine R. Boyd
Tim W. Brown
Jim Buchy
Jim Butler
Nicholas J. Celebrezze
Margaret Conditt
Hearcel F. Craig
Jonathan Dever
Denise Driehaus
Teresa Fedor
Cheryl L. Grossman
David Hall
Stephen D. Hambley
Bill Hayes
Greta Johnson
Christie Bryant Kuhns
Michele Lepore-Hagan
Nathan H. Manning
Jeff McClain
Michael J. O'Brien
Sean O'Brien
John Patterson
Dorothy Pelanda
Rick Perales
Dan Ramos
Alicia Reece
Jeff Rezabek
John M. Rogers
Scott K. Ryan
Gary Scherer
Kirk Schuring
Michael Sheehy
Marilyn Slaby
Kent Smith
Ryan Smith
Martin J. Sweeney
Emilia Strong Sykes
Louis Terhar
Andy Thompson
Ron Young
Paul Zeltwanger
Kevin Bacon
Troy Balderson
Bill Coley
John Eklund
Keith Faber
Bob D. Hackett
Jim Hughes
Gayle Manning
Scott Oelslager
Bob Peterson
Tom Sawyer
Bill Seitz
Charleta B. Tavares
Cecil Thomas
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