Patient Self-Determination Act

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Patient Self-Determination Act

an act mandating that individuals enrolled in health care facilities are informed on admission in writing of their rights to formulate advance directives and to consent to or refuse treatment.

Patient Self-Determination Act

An act that requiring health professionals reimbursed by Medicare/Medicaid to inform Pts of their legal rights to refuse treatment and prepare advance directives. See Advance directive, DNR, Durable power of attorney, Living will, Right-to-die movement.

Patient Self-Determination Act

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PSDA

A 1991 act of the U.S. Congress that preserves individual rights to decisions related to personal survival. There are several methods for preserving autonomy: filing appropriate forms for durable power of attorney for health care, making a living will, or giving a directive to the physician.
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Associations, Benevolent Organizations, or other groups interested in partnering with PSDA as a way to benefit their membership should contact Glenn Clark.
The school's two 50th-anniversary recitals will be held May 30 at Philly's esteemed Academy of Music, and many PSDA graduates are expected to attend.
About 90 percent of these respondents said that they often or always provided written information to newly admitted residents and family members (a PSDA requirement).
A PSDA fundraiser said: "It was a really good day although it was so hot some of dogs spent a lot of the time lying down ( but who could blame them.
PSDA surgeon Barbara Willis said: "We knew that she was young enough to adapt to life on three legs.
But staff at the PSDA in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, found the plastic teddy bear stuck inside him and operated.
To the Editor: Neher's "Like a River" and Fagerlin and Schneider's "Enough: The Failure of the Living Will" (HCR, March-April 2004) stoke the predictable uncertainties surrounding the federal PSDA mandate to promote individual patient autonomy in advance health care planning.
Congress enacted the PSDA in 1991 to protect common-law fights and to affirm patients' rights to reject certain treatments and interventions.
The health care facility has three basic legal responsibilities under the PSDA regarding advance directives.
These services include: particle size (sedimentation, electrozone sensing, OptiSizer PSDA optical imaging, or high definition laser particle size), surface area, pore size and size distributions, pore volume, density and volume by gas pycnometry or mercury porosimetry, envelope volume and density by a patented dry-fluid technique, T.