October 22, 2009
University of Virginia Law School
Virginia’s Health Care Decisions Act was amended by the 2009 General Assembly to increase opportunities for individuals to make health care decisions in advance directives and otherwise to clarify and streamline the requirements of the Act. The legislation was developed based on a recommendation of the Supreme Court’s Commission on Mental Health Law Reform, chaired by Professor Richard Bonnie of the University of Virginia Law School and Director of the Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy.
Acute care, behavioral health, long-term care, home care and hospice programs and organizations, including their chief executive officers and administrators, medical and nursing leadership and staff, legal counsel, risk managers, chaplains, ethics committee members, and social workers.
- Richard Bonnie-Overview
- Julie Bailey-Advance Directives in Long Term Care
- Jeff Swanson-Psychiatric Advance Directives
- Dr. Michael Valente-Decision Making Capacity
- Karen A. DeSousa-Use of Advance Directives in the Mental Health Context and Treatment over Protest
Watch the videocast: (*requires Quicktime)
Overview of the Health Care Decision Act and Revision
Advance Planning and Facilitation
Treatment Over Protest and Limitations on Advanced Directives
Paul B. Baltes Legacy Symposium
To honor its late colleague, Paul Baltes, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, the University of Virginia’s Department of Psychology and the Institute on Aging held a symposium May 3, 2007 to review his legacy.
Speakers included Anne C. Petersen, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Denise C. Park, University of Illinois, Margie Lachman, Brandeis University, and Angeline Lillard, University of Virginia. More >