The federal government should play a strong role in protecting patients’ rights to direct their care and make other decisions.
The federal government and states should encourage advance care planning.
A well-educated and highly skilled workforce is essential to achieving universal and equitable access to health care.
Licensing: Oversight by licensing boards ensures compliance with professional standards.
States should set strong licensing standards for all health care providers.
States should require all health professionals to maintain competency in their respective professions.
States should mandate public disclosure of disciplinary actions taken by health regulatory boards and make this information easily accessible to consumers.