Healthcare Facilities Duty to Inform

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Federal Patient Self-Determination Act

Duties of All Healthcare Facilities 
  • Inquire about and provide information to patients on Advance Directives, and
  • Provide community education on Advance Directives.      
See 42 C.F.R. § 489.102. 
All Healthcare Facilities Are Required
  • Ask all patients if they have an advance directive
  • Provide information about health care decision-making rights and 
  • Educate their staff and community about advance directives.
  • Not discriminate against patients based on an advance directive status.