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San Francisco Chronicle, 04/02/2021

-- New York allows them, Florida bans them. Will Californians get COVID vaccine passports?

The steady movement toward less restricted pandemic life has many Californians eyeing the prospect of dusting off passports they haven’t used in a year. There’s also emerging buzz about another kind of credential that could come into play: vaccine passports. David Magnus, professor of pediatrics and director of the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, is quoted.

Advanced Health Care Directive

California law give you the ability to ensure that your health care wishes are known and considered if you become unable to make these decisions yourself. Completing a form called an “Advance Health Care Directive” allows you to do a number of things:

Appoint another person to be your health care “agent”

Delineate your health care wishes, such as:

  • Health care instructions, including life support, organ and tissue donation
  • Revoke prior directives

The sample form is above for reference. Acknowledgment before a notary public is not required if two qualified witnesses have signed this Directive in Part 5. In other words this is a free legally binding document.

Select "Centers, Institutes and More," then "Other Designation (specify below)" then type in "Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics."

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