Arizona computer registry for end-of-life choices proposed
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Feb. 9, 2004
Arizona state Rep. Deb Gullett has proposed creating a computer registry on which people could record their preferences for end-of-life care. Those preferences then would be available to health care professionals as they take care of patients with life-threatening conditions, the Tucson Citizen reported.
Her proposal calls for issuing wallet-sized cards to participants containing a file number and password that would be needed to retrieve information from the database. The registry would be maintained by the Arizona Secretary of State's office.
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2004/02/09/prbf0209.htm.