Statutes of 2004, chapter 882 (AB 2445 Cinciamilla) amended Probate Code sections 4717, 4800 and 4805, and Government Code section 6254.

The legislation requires the Secretary of State to:

  • receive and release a person's advance health care directive;
  • transmit the information to the registry of another jurisdiction upon request;
  • respond to a request for information received from the emergency department of a general acute care hospital; and
  • establish the fee for filing the advance health care directive or information relating to such directive.

The Secretary of State's office has adopted regulations to implement Chapter 882, Statutes of 2004 (AB 2445 Cinciamilla). The regulations were approved by the Office of Administrative Law on May 17, 2006, and the regulations were filed with the Secretary of State on that date. The regulations became effective on July 1, 2006.

Below are links to the Final Text of the Regulations as approved and filed on May 17, 2006, and the Final Statement of Reasons, as revised on May 17, 2006.