From Dr. Sam Sugar–on respecting Fla. advance directives and designated health care surrogates

MaryGSykes.com

On Tuesday, January 13, 2015 1:27 PM, Dr. Sam Sugar <ssugarmd@msn.com> wrote:
Good Day

Florida Statute 765 requires three agency heads  (AHCA, DOEA, Health) to educate seniors as to their civil rights regarding advance directives and designation of health care surrogate.  It also requires each of the three Directors/Secretaries to honor those civil rights and to protect seniors whose rights are not being respected.  All three are failing to execute their responsibilities in this matter. 

On behalf of every Florida Citizen who has created advance directives in hopes of having them executed, I hereby urgently request that the Justice Committee of the House interrogate them under oath in a legislative hearing, as to why they are failing to obey 765 and the   the Patient Self-Determination Act of 1990, which requires CMS to cancel the contract of every Florida health care provider that does not honor the terms of the advance directive and the instructions of the designated health care…

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