Thursday, July 28, 2005
The Missouri End of Life Coalition and Attorney General Jay Nixon are partnering with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder to host a statewide event in October for legislators and other policy makers to review Missouri's laws surrounding advance directives, living wills and other end-of-life issues. The Coalition and the Attorney General previously partnered on the publication Life Choices, a resource to help Missourians learn about end-of-life resources and planning.
The End of Life Coalition is also hosting seven regional town hall meetings across Missouri in the three months leading up to the summit, beginning with a meeting in Springfield on Thursday, July 28. During these regional meetings, the coalition and its partners will take public feedback on end-of-life issues, which will be included in policy discussions at the October event.