Study on Alzheimer's Disease Care
Attorney General has issued a report focused on State law and
affecting people with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers.
This report is intended to identify, and promote public discussion
about, the legal and policy environment in which care is delivered.
In carrying out this project, the Attorney General's staff reviewed
the pertinent literature, interviewed experts, and met with those
directly affected by this ailment.
85,000 Marylanders now have this terrible disease, and tens
more will get it in the coming years," the Attorney General
report reflects our effort to understand and address the policy
implications of this major public health problem."
the Report: due to length, the report is in separate
chapters (PDF files).
Table of Contents, Preface, and Summary of Recommendations
Alzheimer's Disease: Assessing Its Impact and Its Policy
Care Decisions: Patient Capacity and Proxy Decision Making
Planning: Health Care Choices and Research Participation
to Appropriate Health Care Services - The Role of the State
Regulation and Quality Care of AD Patients
Abuse and Exploitation
Driving and Other Transportation Issues
recent letter of advice follows up on one aspect of the Report
by discussing the provision of the Maryland Vehicle
Law on physician reporting of certain medical disorders, often
including Alzheimer's disease.
Click to download letter.