Chair: Faith Protsman, MD
Staff: Sandie Moore
To educate its members regarding bioethical decision making, discuss bioethical issues and develop guidelines, advise government and industry leaders regarding the ethical aspects of health care policy, and interact with other professional organizations.
Santa Clara County Medical Association Ethics Committee Model Policy on Health Care Decisions for Patients Without Surrogates Developed by the Task Force on Decision-Making for Unbefriended and Conserved Patients
Unbefriended no surrogate Policy - Preamble
Health Care Decisions for Patients Without Surrogates Model Policy
CHCF to Fund Pilot Program to Develop an Electronic POLST Registry in California
SAN DIEGO AND CONTRA COSTA COUNTIES TO BE PILOT SITE LOCATIONS
The board of directors of the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) has approved a two-and-half year project to help develop an electronic registry for Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST).