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    Conference to explore issues faced by clinicians caring for dying patients

    April 22, 2019
    The Washington State Medical Association (WSMA) invites California physicians to join them on Sept. 13-14 in Seattle fo...

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    Updated Advance Health Care Directive Kit now available

    April 12, 2019
    CMA's Advance Health Care Directive Kit has been updated to include changes to the probate code passed by the Californi...

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    CMA encourages physicians to speak to patients about end-of-life wishes

    April 01, 2019
    April 9, 2019, marks the beginning of Health Care Decisions Week, which culminates on April 16 with National Health Car...

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    End of Life Option Act reinstated while state appellate court reviews its constitutionality

    June 18, 2018
    A state appellate court has stayed the Riverside County Superior Court’s judgment issued on May 24, 2018, declaring Cal...

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    End of Life Option Act invalidated, state seeks emergency stay pending appeal

    May 30, 2018
    California’s End of Life Option Act was recently invalidated by a Riverside County Superior Court judgment in Ahn v. H...

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    It's Health Care Decisions Week: Talk to your patients about their end-of-life wishes

    April 14, 2017
    The California Medical Association (CMA) recognizes National Health Care Decisions week by encouraging physicians to sp...

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    Learn patient communication skills for the End of Life Option Act

    September 07, 2016
    On October 13, 2016, the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) is hosting a one-day interactive worksho...

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    Pilot planned to develop electronic POLST registry in CA; ACCMA to participate

    August 19, 2016
    A $3 million pilot project to build an electronic database for Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST)...

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    Learn tips for improving advance care planning with diverse populations during Aug. 16 call

    August 08, 2016
    As part of its Advance Care Planning Initiative , the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) hosts a ...

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    Medi-Cal to reimburse providers for advanced care planning

    June 23, 2016
    In another significant step toward normalizing and supporting advance care planning conversations, Medi-Cal is followin...

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    The End of Life Option Act takes effect on June 9: What physicians and patients need to know

    May 25, 2016
    On June 9, 2016, California will become the fifth state in the nation to allow physicians to prescribe terminally ill p...

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    CSU and palliative care coalition launch education programs on advance care planning

    April 26, 2016
    In response to the nation’s growing demand for physicians trained in advance care planning conversations, the Californi...

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    Learn about end-of-life care through a cultural lens on April 7

    March 30, 2016
    Physicians are invited to attend Building Bridges: End-of-Life Care Through a Cultural Lens, a one-day seminar hosted by...

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    End of Life Option Act to take effect June 9 in California

    March 16, 2016
    When the California legislature adjourned a special session on health care last week, it started a 90-day countdown to ...

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    Learn to engage in effective advance care planning conversations with March 16 training

    March 03, 2016
    The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) is offering a one-day training on March 16 in Sacramento:

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    CMA publishes physician guidance for the End of Life Option Act

    January 20, 2016
    The California Medical Association (CMA) has published new legal guidance intended to help physicians and patients unde...

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    California Medical Association issues guidance for End of Life Option Act

    January 20, 2016
    The California Medical Association (CMA) has updated its health law library with a new “On-Call” document intended to h...

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    CMS issues final 2016 Medicare payment rule; includes reimbursement for end-of-life discussions

    November 02, 2015
    On Friday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final 2016 Medicare physician fee schedule...

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    CMS to begin provider reimbursement for end-of-life care

    July 10, 2015
    On July 8, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the first proposed update to the Medicare physic...

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    CMA changes stance on physician aid in dying, takes neutral position on End of Life Option Act

    June 02, 2015
    The California Medical Association (CMA) has changed its long-standing position on the issue of physician aid in dying,...

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    California Medical Association removes opposition to physician aid in dying bill

    May 20, 2015
    Sacramento – Today, the California Medical Association (CMA) announced that it has become the first state medical assoc...

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