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Interactive Map of Advance Directive Laws

The Gitenstein Institute for Health Law & Policy at Hofstra University School of Law has launched a longitudinal, interactive dataset on advance care planning law. 

Users can now interact with this database, presented in the form of a clickable map, to ascertain the parameters of the law in this area in all 50 states from 1970 to the present, including comprehensive coverage of the nature and scope of advance directives in each state, requirements for due execution and revocation, limitations upon pediatric and pregnant patients and persons judged incompetent, POLST and MOLST, and electronic registries.

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