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The Vermont Ethics Network website contains information and resources on advance directives, health care decision making, and current topics related to health care ethics, end-of-life care, palliative care and pain management.

News & Events

  • NEW FORM: Appointing a Health Care Agent
    For those people interested in taking a First Step in advance care planning, this form allows you to appoint a health care agent and provide some general guidance about your health care goals.

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  • FINALLY! Medicare to Pay for Advance Care Planning
    On Friday, October 31, 2014 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule for physician reimbursement under Medicare in 2015.

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  • Physician Assisted Dying: Vermont Passes Patient Choice at the End of Life Bill (Act 39)

    On Monday, May 20, 2013 Vermont became one of only four states in the country that permit physicians to prescribe a lethal dose of medication to patients who have a terminal illness.

    Learn More About Physician Assisted Dying

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