Advance Directives: Updates to Florida Statute and BHSF Advance Directives Policy and Documents

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.

Original Release Date: January 2016
Review Date: January 2021, September 2023

Target Audience

All Physicians and Physician Assistants.

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: 

Course Developers

Rose Allen, DNP, MSM/HM, R.N., CHPN, HEC-C, Director, Bioethics Program, Baptist Health South Florida
Mike Novo, Esq., Office of General Counsel, Baptist Health South Florida

The content developers have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose and they will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in their presentations or discussions.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationship to disclose with ineligible companies*. 

*Ineligible companies -- Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer

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 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. 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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