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Bill by Sen. Lois Wolk on end of life care moves forward
The Reporter

The Assembly Health Committee voted unanimously yesterday to approve legislation by Senator Lois Wolk, D-Solano, to provide health care professionals with access to a secure, electronic record of their patients’ precise instructions for their end-of-life health care, ensuring immediate access to this critical information.

“A person’s decision relating to end-of-life care is among the most important one will ever make,” said Wolk, who authored a 2008 law that created the California Physicians Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) form.