|Title: Long-Term Health Facilities – Informed Consent
Author: Senator Pan
Current Status: In Assembly Judical Committee
SB 481 would permit nursing homes to declare a patient incompetent to make their own medical decisions when there is no person with legal authority to make those decisions on the patient’s behalf. Then, nursing home staff would have the authority to make those decisions on their behalf. With doctor-assisted suicide being legal in California now, presumably nursing home staff could make a decision to terminate a patient’s life, even if the nursing home resident might be opposed to it.
Contact your Assembly Member and urge him or her to vote NO on SB 481.
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Assemblymember Phillip Chen
3 Pointe Drive, Suite #313, Brea, CA 92821
Phone (714) 529-5502
Representing all or portions of Brea, Chino Hills, Covina, Diamond Bar, Industry, La Habra, La Habra Heights, Placentia, Rowland Heights, Walnut, West Covina, Yorba Linda
Assemblymember Blanca Rubio
100 North Barranca St., Ste. 895, West Covina, CA 91791
Phone (626) 960-4457
Representing all or portions of Azusa, Baldwin Park, Bradbury, City of Industry, Covina, Duarte, El Monte, Glendora, Irwindale, Monrovia, West Covina, Bassett, Charter Oak, Citrus, East Arcadia, Ramona, Royal Oaks, Valinda.
Assemblymember Chris Holden
415 W. Foothill Blvd, Suite 124, Claremont, CA 91711
Phone (909) 624-7876
Representing all or portions of Altadena, Claremont, La Verne, Monrovia, Pasadena, Rancho Cucamonga, San Dimas, Sierra Madre, and South Pasadena, Upland.
Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva
6281 Beach Blvd., Suite 304, Buena Park, CA 90621
Phone (714) 521-6505
Representing all or portions of Anaheim, Buena Park, Cypress, Fullerton, La Palma, Stanton
Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes
4740 Green River Rd., Suite 311, Corona, CA 92880
Phone (951) 371-6860
Representing all or portions of Corona, Eastvale, Jurupa Valley, Norco, Riverside.
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