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Patient Self-Determination Act MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Patient Self-Determination Act
Tree Number(s)
N03.706.615.808
Unique ID
D019726
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D019726
Annotation
add UNITED STATES; CATALOGER: Use NAF entry
Scope Note
The purpose of this 1990 federal act is to assure that individuals receiving health care services will be given an opportunity to participate in and direct health care decisions affecting themselves. Under this act, hospitals, health care agencies, and health maintenance organizations are responsible for developing patient information for distribution. The information must include patients' rights, advance directives, living wills, ethics committees' consultation and education functions, limited medical treatment (support/comfort care only), mental health treatment, resuscitation, restraints, surrogate decision making and transfer of care. (from JCAHO, Lexicon, 1994)
Entry Term(s)
PL 101-508
PL101-508
PSDA
Public Law 101-508
United States Patient Self-Determination Act
See Also
Advance Directives
Public MeSH Note
99
History Note
99
Date Established
1999/01/01
Date of Entry
1998/06/10
Revision Date
2016/06/28
Patient Self-Determination Act Preferred
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