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Advance Directive Adoption Committee (ADAC)

Oregon's Current Advance Directive Form 

During the 2021 session, the Oregon legislature passed Senate Bill 199 which included the amended Advance Directive Form. You do not have to use this specific form, but any form you use must be substantially the same.

About the Committee

The Advance Directive Adoption Committee (ADAC) provides guidance to the Oregon Health Authority on necessary revisions to Oregon’s Advance Directive form. The committee convened for the first time in 2019. The committee reviews the Advance Directive form every four years.

Background

Oregon Revised Statue 127.505-127.635 requires the Oregon Health Authority-Public Health Division to convene an Advance Directive Adoption Committee to:

  1. Adopt the form of an Advance Directive to be used in this state
  2. Review the form every four years to adopt changes the committee determines necessary
  3. Submit the form to Legislature for ratification during an odd numbered year

Initial Completed Work

The final version of the Advance Directive Form and a draft of the User's Guide were submitted to the legislature for potential ratification on September 1, 2020.

Advisory Committee Meetings

*November 8th, 2021, 3:00-5:00 pm  (*rescheduled from October 18)

  • Location: Zoom - ID: 161 191 2699; Passcode: 865144
  • Documents: 
  • Agenda: Advance Directive Adoption Committee will finalize the Advance Directive User’s Guide. 

September 30, 2021, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Disability community and partner meeting

  • Location: Zoom- ID:160 608 7330; Passcode: 097767
  • Documents: 
  • Agenda: Disability and community partner feedback on the draft Oregon Advance Directive User’s Guide. 

September 7, 2021, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


August 26, 2021, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.


August 5, 2021, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.


January 11, 2021, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
 

August 19, 2020, 10:30 - 12:30 p.m.
 

July 20, 2020, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
 

June 23, 2020, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
 

February 3, 2020, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
 
  • Location: Portland State Office Building, 800 NE Oregon St., Conference Room 177, Portland, OR 97232 [ View map ]
  • Agenda: Review and revise draft of Advance Directive form, review and revise draft of instructions and FAQs to accompany form.

 December 16, 2019, 8:30 am - 11:30 am

  • Location: Portland State Office Building, 800 NE Oregon St., Conference Room 177, Portland, OR 97232 [ View map ]
  • Agenda: Finalize first draft of Advance Directive form; discuss FAQs to accompany form.           

November 4, 2019, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • Location: Portland State Office Building, 800 NE Oregon St., Conference Room 177, Portland, OR 97232 [ View map ]
  • Agenda: Draft principles to guide the drafting of the Advance Directive. Discuss preamble and potential questions for inclusion in Advance Directive.

June 3, 2019, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • Location: Portland State Office Building, 800 NE Oregon St., Conference Room 1C, Portland, OR 97232 [ View map ]
  • Agenda: Review required work of committee, based on statute; elect a chair of the committee; review advance directive form.

Advisory Committee Membership

NameADAC Role
Stephanie E. Carter
Member of OSB estate planning and end of life decisions
Woody English, II, MD
Health Care Provider with expertise in palliative or hospice
care NOT employed by hospital or health care facility
 Bill F. Hamilton
Health Care Consumer Representative
Christopher D. Hamilton
Member of OSB extensive experience in advance directive
Barb Hansen
Health Care Provider with expertise in palliative or hospice care
Jen Hopping-Winn
Hospital Representative
Nick Kockler, PhD, MS
Clinical Ethicist
Eriko OnishiPrimary Health Care Provider Representative
Mike SchmidtMember of OSB extensive experience in health law
Fred B Steele, Jr.Long Term Care Ombudsman
Charina Walker
OHA Staff
Cara Biddlecom
OHA Staff
Under recruitment Represents individuals with disabilities
OHA Contact: Charina Walker Charina.walker@dhsoha.state.or.us, 971-673-2283

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Palliative Care and Quality of Life Interdisciplinary Advisory Council





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