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Frequently asked questions (and answers) about Hawaii's new Uniform Health Care Decisions Act (Modified).

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Title: Frequently asked questions (and answers) about Hawaii's new Uniform Health Care Decisions Act (Modified).
Authors: Pietsch, J H
Issue Date: Oct 1999
Abstract: The Hawaii Uniform Health Care Decisions Act (Modified) became law, effective July 1, 1999. The Act makes major changes the law pertaining to Advance Directives and surrogate decision-making. While some of the changes seem to be confusing, most practitioners should find the new law helpful in attempting to assure that the rights of their patients to self-determination and autonomy are preserved and their wishes are followed. Using a question and answer format, this article will provide a basic guide to the new law. The "frequently asked questions" and the answers follow a brief overview of the Uniform Health Care Decisions Act. For busy practitioners, a conclusion summarizes key points.
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10524/53883
ISSN: 0017-8594
Appears in Collections:Hawaii Medical Journal Articles For 1999



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