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California Amends Advance Directives Regarding Organ Donation

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed A.B. 3211. This legislation makes three amendments to the state advance directive act that clarify the rights of patients regarding organ donation.

Therefore, even if the donor chooses to withhold or withdraw treatment in the fact of an incurable or irreversible condition, the donor agrees, by electing to be a donor, to any temporary medical procedure necessary solely to evaluate and/or maintain the organs for purposes of donation. ...