To receive credit, your facility must:
Provide a written description of how the training is LGBTQ-inclusive and upload supporting documentation (slides from training, etc.).
Healthcare facilities should provide training modules to staff that are specifically tailored to the special case of advance healthcare directives and same-sex couples. These training modules should make explicit mention of LGBTQ individuals and detail the unique consequences that can result from a failure to recognize the advance healthcare directive of a same-sex couple. The training modules should reiterate the staff’s duty to follow all applicable state and federal advance healthcare directive law, especially in the areas of reciprocity, presumptive validity, and the definition of designated agents.
- VA James A. Haley Veterans Hospital states in their staff training module that same-sex partners can be named as medical decision makers.
- Vanderbilt Hospital and Clinics explicitly confirms in their trainings that patients have the right to name anyone, even an unmarried same-sex partner, as their health care agent.
- Shore Medical Center's trainings for staff also explicitly include that same sex partners can be included in advance directives.