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Advance Directive Adoption Committee

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 convenes for the first time in 2019. The committee reviews the Advance Directive form every four years.


HB 4135 from the 2018 Regular Session 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

Upcoming Work

The Committee will convene for the first time in 2019, and will submit a revised form to the legislature no later than September 1, 2020.

Advisory Committee Meetings

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 ]

Advisory Committee Membership

Name ADAC 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 Onishi Primary Health Care Provider Representative
Mike Schmidt Member of OSB extensive experience in health law
Fred B Steele, Jr. Long Term Care Ombudsman
Katrina Hedberg, MD, MPH, State Health Officer 
Ex Officio
Kati Moseley OHA Staff
Under recruitment Represents long term care community
Under recruitment Represents individuals with disabilities

Advance Directive Forms

You may be able to get Advance Directive and Healthcare Representative Appointment forms from your healthcare provider.

You can use the forms below, which are copied from House Bill 4135 (2018) (Oregon Laws 2018, Chapter 36). You do not have to use these specific forms, but any form you use must be substantially the same.

You can also order Advance Directive forms for a fee on the Oregon Health Decisions website.

Related Topics

Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST)

The Oregon POLST program is designed to assure that the medical treatment wishes expressed by the patient are honored by health care professionals as the patient moves from one health care setting to another.

Palliative Care and Quality of Life Interdisciplinary Advisory Council

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