CHCA's resolution “SCR-59: Medical interventions: voluntary and informed consent” would urge the Legislature and the Governor to take actions to protect Californians’ right to make their own health and medical decisions.

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CHCA's Resolution Introduced 8/18/21

This measure would urge the Legislature and the Governor to take actions to​ protect Californians’ right to make their own health and medical decisions. The measure would urge the Legislature to amend existing law in order to require the voluntary and informed consent of an individual​ or their guardian, and to authorize the consent’s withdrawal without prejudice, for any​ preventive, diagnostic, or therapeutic medical intervention taken by the State Department​ of Public Health to ascertain the nature of a contagious, infectious, or communicable​ disease and to prevent its spread.

Press Releases

August 26, 2021California Health Coalition Advocacy Sponsors Resolution to Protect Voluntary and Informed Consent10, 2020 - COVID-19 Response Shines Light on Need for Civil Liberty Protections: California Organization Drafts Bill to Fix Health and Safety Code

March 26, 2020 - Prominent Vaccinologists Caution Against Accelerating COVID-19 Vaccine to Market Amid Pandemic, Public Health Resolution Needed to Raise Awareness

CHCA's NEW Proposed Legislation: Safeguarding Civil Liberties

California Health Coalition Advocacy has proposed legislation that would bring a balance between public health and the rights of the individual to make their own choices about their health.


  • Any action taken by the health department to ascertain the nature of a disease, and to prevent its spread, could only be carried out with the prior, free and informed consent of the person concerned or their guardian, based on adequate information.
  • During emergencies and infectious disease outbreaks, the government or its designees would not be able to take away a person’s fundamental right to make health decisions for themselves or for their dependents. They would not be able to take away a person’s ability to receive benefits and/or fully participate in necessary and important services such as education, daycare, employment, and religion based on a person choosing to decline preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic medical treatment or intervention.

CHCA Statement on Handling of COVID-19 Pandemic

California Health Coalition Advocacy recognizes and appreciates the state’s swift response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which prepared hospitals for an influx of infected patients. As with any natural disaster, much of the initial response takes place simultaneously as data is being analyzed. Now that data shows that initial modeling was wrong and that less restrictive means would have had similar outcomes with low risk to Californians, it is time to take actions to correct draconian orders that went too far and adapt mitigation measures based on the new data.

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