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June 01, 2015

New Commission Research and Resources

(The pdf for the issue in which this article appears is available for download: (Bifocal, Vol. 36, Issue 5).)


Summary of Health Care Decision Statutes Enacted in 2013-2014

This new chart highlights the legislation states adopted from 2013 to 2014, on creating, modifying, and amending rights and procedures affecting health care decision-making. The statutes affect advance directives, default surrogate laws, Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST), and registries.


Relationship Between Adult and Minor Guardianship Statutes

This chart provides a fifty-state examination of the statutory relationship between adult and minor guardianship provisions. By illustrating the statutory outline and the numerical range of the provisions, this chart ultimately clarifies whether the adult and minor guardianship provisions of a given state are integrated, associated, or separated. ■