• Unitarian Universalist Church of Urbana-Champaign (map)
  • 309 W Green Street
  • Urbana, IL 61801

Location: Fellowship Hall

Come and learn from two experienced lawyers about end of life medical decision making. They will cover issues such as:

  • Statutory options in Illinois for medical decision making

  • Utilizing power of attorney for healthcare

  • Illinois Healthcare Surrogate Act

  • POLST orders (Provider Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment)

  • Living Wills

  • Mental Health Treatment Preference Declaration

The workshop will include handouts and anecdotal examples of the various issues that should be considered in planning at the end of life.  This workshop will include presentations by both presenters and a substantial Q & A period to address more specific concerns.  Handouts on many relevant end of life topics will be available.

The presenters are:

Keith Emmons: Keith is a partner in the law firm of Meyer Capel in Urbana and has been recognized as both an Illinois Leading Lawyer and an Illinois Super Lawyer in the Health Care Law field. He has been a featured speaker for professional organizations and is the author of numerous articles on medical malpractice defense, managed care reform, corporate medical practice, physician representation and the ever-changing healthcare environment.

Rebecca Wade: Rebecca is a shareholder in Meyer Capel’s Estate and Trust Practice Group. Rebecca concentrates her practice in the areas of estate planning, tax planning, estate administration, probate, wills, trusts, and trust administration. Rebecca has been recognized by the Leading Lawyers Network for her experience in Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning, a distinction given to lawyers who are most often recommended by their peers.

Hosted by Champaign-Urbana Compassion and Choices Action Team and Social Action Committee of the UU Church of Urbana-Champaign

Sponsored by the Illinois End of Life Options Coalition: