Code of the District of Columbia

§ 21–2221.03. MOST Advisory Committee.

(a)(1) DOH shall establish the MOST Advisory Committee.

(2) DOH shall appoint the 11 members of the MOST Advisory Committee. Except as provided in paragraph (3) of this subsection, members of the advisory committee shall be appointed for terms of 6 years.

(3) Of the members initially appointed under this section, 3 shall be appointed for a term of 2 years, 4 shall be appointed for a term of 4 years, and 4 shall be appointed for a term of 6 years. The terms of the members first appointed shall begin on the date that a majority of the first members are sworn in, which shall become the anniversary date for all subsequent appointments.

(4) The MOST Advisory Committee shall include:

(A) One representative from an EMS agency;

(B) One commercial EMS representative;

(C) One pediatric health care professional;

(D) Two physicians, advanced practice nurses, or other health care professionals involved in treating patients;

(E) One representative of a long-term care facility;

(F) One representative of a skilled nursing facility;

(G) One representative of an acute care hospital;

(H) Two representatives of a disability advocacy group; and

(I) One representative of a patient advocacy group.

(b) The MOST Advisory Committee shall:

(1) Assist DOH in the development and periodic review of the MOST Form;

(2) Promote public awareness about the option to complete a MOST Form; and

(3) Provide recommendations to DOH for ongoing training of health care professionals and EMS personnel about best practices regarding the use of a MOST Form and the nature and development of related medical protocols.


(Feb. 27, 2016, D.C. Law 21-72, § 2(d), 63 DCR 208.)

Applicability

Section 7011 of D.C. Law 22-33 repealed § 4 of D.C. Law 21-72. Therefore the creation of this section by D.C. Law 21-72 has been implemented.

Applicability of D.C. Law 21-72: Section 4 of D.C. Law 21-72 provided (a) that the act shall apply upon the date of inclusion of its fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan; (b) that the Chief Financial Officer shall certify the date of the inclusion of the fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan, and provide notice to the Budget Director of the Council of the certification; and (c) that the Budget Director shall cause the notice of the certification to be published in the District of Columbia Register and that the date of publication of the notice of the certification shall not affect the applicability of the act.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) repeal of § 4 of D.C. Law 21-72, see § 7011 of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-167, Oct. 24, 2017, 64 DCR 10802).

For temporary (90 days) repeal of § 4 of D.C. Law 21-72, see § 7011 of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-104, July 20, 2017, 64 DCR 7032).