CA Crisis Care Policy Review:
Call for Volunteers
Under California’s SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic Crisis Care Guidelines, healthcare decisions, including allocation of scarce resources, cannot be based on age, race, disability (including weight-related disabilities and chronic medical conditions), gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity (including national origin and language spoken), ability to pay, weight/size, socioeconomic status, insurance status, perceived self-worth, perceived quality of life, immigration status, incarceration status, homelessness, or past or future use of resources.
The California Department of Public Health instructed hospitals that are not using the State’s Crisis Care Guidelines to post their facility’s crisis care policies by January 6, 2021. We want to check all these policies to confirm that they comply. Checking all those policies in California is a big project and we may need some volunteers to help. There are two volunteer opportunities for law students or people with policy experience. (1) To locate links to each hospital’s policy, and (2) to review each policy in detail. If you think you have the skills to help, you can reach out to NoBodyIsDisposable@gmail.com and put “Policy Volunteer” in the subject line.