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State Advisory Council on Quality Care at the End of Life

Council Member Biographies

Meeting Minutes

End of Life Statute

Reports and Correspondence

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State Advisory Council on Quality Care at the End of Life

Reports and Correspondence

The State Advisory Council on Quality Care at the End of Life and the Maryland Health Care Commission have issued a joint report on pediatric palliative care. The report, “Study of Health Care Services for Children with Life-Threatening Conditions,” discuses the needs of these children, the current situation in Maryland, projects on pediatric palliative care in other states, and policy options.

The Council has commented on an informed consent document, used by an out-patient endoscopy center, that addressed the facility's refusal to honor advance directives. The Council's letter is available here, and the center's praiseworthy response is here.

The Council issued a report on the potential creation of a Maryland advance directive registry. The report is available here.

At the December 2007 meeting of the State Advisory Council on Quality Care at the End of Life, Professor Gloria Ramsey, of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, gave an excellent presentation on end-of-life care issues affecting racially and ethnically diverse populations. Professor Ramsey's slides are in two parts; part 1 is here, and part 2 here.

Action Item Reports

10/17/2003
Faith Based Action Items
Life Threatening Action Items
Vulnerable Action Items

6/20/2003
Advance Directive Subcommittee
Obstacles to Implementation Subcommittee
Public Education Subcommittee
Review of Existing Legislation Subcommittee
Underserved Populations Subcommittee

Subcommittee Recommendations

Priority Areas Document

 

 

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