31st Annual Jonathan J. King Lectureship featuring Dr. Betty Ferrell
The Future of Palliative Care After the Storm
Tuesday, October 5th, 5:30pm Pacific
SCBE In the News
USA Today, 10/29/2021
"Across the nation, employers, government officials, health care workers and other Americans are continuing to push back against COVID-19 vaccine mandates, even as the death toll has climbed to more than 740,000 people. With the Biden administration preparing to enforce nationwide vaccine mandates, they are marching in the street in protest, resigning in mass and demonstrating outside government buildings. "
Michelle Mello, JD, PhD, Professor of Law and Medicine at Stanford University, is quoted in this article.
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.