Advance Directives: Baptist Health Policy and Document

This course explains the impact of recent changes to Florida Statutes on Advance Directives and the role of the physician in proper implementation.

Samaritan Physicians: Successful completion of this activity will qualify Samaritan physicians for annual policy discounts. Upon completion, please print your certificate and submit to Samaritan for consideration.

Target Audience

All physicians, physician assistants/physician associates, and nurse practitioners.

Learning Objectives

  • Define what an advance directive is and describe recent changes to the Florida Statute. 
  • Explain the impact of these changes and the role of the physician in the proper implementation of an advance directive. 
  • Properly utilize Baptist Health’s revised advance directives Designation of Healthcare Surrogate document. 
Additional information

Florida Statute Chapter 765 Healthcare Advance Directives

Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 General certificate of attendance
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Course expires: 


Mayra Villalba, MSN-Ed, CMSRN
Clinical Educator
Palliative Care
Baptist Health

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Office of General Counsel
Baptist Health

Due to the non-clinical nature of the content discussed, the content developers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. This CME activity will not cover content that would involve products or services of commercial interest. Therefore, no opportunity exists for a conflict of interest based on the financial relationships of faculty and those in control of the content. Since these relationships are not relevant, no disclosure information was collected. 

Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of  0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 General certificate of attendance
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