DOH Rural Palliative Care Initiative offers webcast on determining decisional capacity

August 14, 2019

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is offering a webcast from 12-1 p.m. Aug. 20 about how to determine a patient’s capacity to make decisions. Surrogate decision makers are needed for patients who lack capacity. WSHA supported legislation that passed in 2019 expanding who can be a surrogate decision maker for a patient. This WSHA bulletin provides more information on the law.

The webcast is sponsored by the Washington Rural Palliative Care Initiative, which is a pilot to better serve patients with serious illness in rural communities. More information is available here. (Zosia Stanley)


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