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April 18, 2006

All Virginia hospitals participate in Advance Directives Day.

April 18 2006 was designated by Governor Tim Kaine as Advance Directives Day, designed to raise public awareness of the need to plan ahead for health care decisions related to end of life care and medical decision-making whenever patients are unable to speak for themselves and to encourage the specific use of Advance Directives to communicate these important health care decisions.For more information, please see the Advance Directives Day page sponsored by the Health Law Section of The Virginia State Bar.

Virginia Advance Directives Day was organized by the Health Law Section of the Virginia State Bar in conjunction with the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association, Virginia Health Care Association, Virginia Association of Nonprofit Homes for the Aging, Virginia Association for Hospices, Health Law Section of the Virginia Bar Association, Senior Lawyers Conference of the Virginia State Bar, Medical Society of Virginia, Richmond Academy of Medicine and Virginia Department for the Aging.

Updated: May 02, 2006