How Washington D.C. Can Improve Care for Patients at the End of Life


DC Appleseed is working to improve end-of-life care for Washington D.C. residents by supporting the Health Care Decisions Act of 2015, which is before the D.C. Council now. The legislation would allow District residents with serious progressive illness or frailty to complete a Medical Order for Scope of Treatment (MOST) form that would outline their choices for treatment as the move toward the end of life. You can read the testimony that Bill Stein, a member of the DC Appleseed Board of Directors, delivered to the D.C. Council Committee on Health and Human Services–and the supplemental testimony he submitted on our behalf.

Read Executive Director Walter Smith’s Huffington Post commentary on MOST.

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