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Ensure end-of-life wishes are honored for all Californians

The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California is sponsoring AB 637 (Campos) and SB 19 (Wolk)—two bills key to making sure Californians’ treatment wishes are honored.

With your support, we can move these bills forward when they are heard in committee. Act now, and let your voices be heard!


  • AB 637 (Campos) would allow a nurse practitioner or a physician assistant acting under the supervision of a physician, and acting within their scope of practice, to sign a POLST form. Download the support letter.
  • SB 19 (Wolk) would require the California Health and Human Services Agency to establish and operate a statewide electronic registry for POLST. Download the support letter.

Letters must be mailed by March 30 to be received in time for each committee meeting. Mailing instructions are below.

Letter writing tips:

  • Personalize the letter, when possible
  • Let the legislator know if he/she is your local representative
  • Try to keep the letter to one page
  • Print the letter on your own letterhead

It is especially important to write to committee members if that legislator is your local representative–they love hearing directly from constituents! (Don’t know who your local representative is? Find your representative by zip code.)


Instructions: AB 637 (Campos)

1. Download the letter of support as a Word document, and edit the letter with your information.

2. Print the letter, and mail it to:

Assemblymember Mark Stone
Chair, Assembly Judiciary Committee
P.O. Box 942849, Room 5155
Sacramento, CA 94249-0029

3. Extra Credit: If you have time, copy and paste the letter into an email and send it to Assembly Judiciary Committee members. Remember to CC info@capolst.org.


Instructions: SB 19 (Wolk)

1. Download the letter of support as a Word document, and edit the letter with your information.

2. Print the letter, and mail it to:

Senator Ed Hernandez, O.D.
Chair, Senate Health Committee
State Capitol Room 2080
Sacramento, CA 95814

3. Extra Credit: If you have time, copy and paste the letter into an email and send it to Senate Health Committee members. Remember to CC info@capolst.org.

One Response to “Action Alert: Support letters needed for SB 637 and SB 19”

  1. Barbara Rogers

    Done.
    I feel since I have these discussions with the patients and families, I should be able to sign the order.

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