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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

All Va. Hospitals Will Have Medical-Directive Forms by Today

According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, all Virginia hospitals will have advance-directive forms available for patients as of today.  This is heralded as a kind of breakthrough.  Isn't this more or less required by the federal Patient Self-Determination Act ("information" about patients rights is usually understood to include making the forms available upon request)?  What am I missing? [tm]

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