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  • Panel for the Study of End-of-Life Care, Final Report
    This 1999 report was a watershed in efforts to improve Florida law. It led to significant changes to Florida Statute §765, on advance directives, regarding the right to refuse treatment, the importance of adequate pain management and other topics.
  • “Making Choices: Beginning to Plan for End-of-Life Care”
    The Florida Partnership for End-of-Life Care (2000-2002) was one of several statewide educational initiatives funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. “Making Choices: Beginning to Plan for End-of-Life Care” was one of the deliverables under the grant. It contains brief articles on a variety of issues in end-of-life care.
  • "Day of Decision"
    Gov. Jeb Bush declares September 6, 2000, to be "Day of Decision" to "encourage Floridians to complete advance care planning documents to ensure that their end-of-life wishes and decisions are honored."
  • "Living Will Day"
    April 13, 2002, might have marked a high-water mark in attention to and interest in living wills. Both Miami-Dade County and the City of Aventura, for instance, designated the date "Living Will Day." The city, in conjunction with the Florida Bioethics Network, co-sponsored a program featuring speakers and a panel of lawyers who offered pro bono advice on advance directives.