Knowing what’s in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) can help you make smart
health care decisions for you and your family. Some changes are happening now, with
others set to take place in 2014. Find out how you will be affected by this law
To help Californians gain a better understanding of ACA, the California Healthcare
Foundation developed a
two-page guide highlighting elements of ACA and what they mean for Californians.
Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) is a standardized medical
form on bright pink paper that families must have available to show emergency responders
what specific treatments a seriously ill patient does or does not want. The SFMS
is the host of a grant to promote broader use of POLST in clinical settings in San
click here to view more information about end-of-life care decision making.
Click here to download a copy of the POLST form. Please print the form on 65#
cover ultra pink card stock.
The POLST form is also available in
San Francisco is exposed to a wide variety of hazards, both natural and man-made.
Earthquakes, fires, severe storms, power outages, and acts of terrorism are just
some of the potential emergencies we may encounter. SFMS strongly urges physicians
and their patients to learn about how to prepare yourself and your family for an
emergency. Why not spruce up your disaster planning knowledge by reading the
SFMS’s emergency preparedness guidelines?