Statement of limitation: This facility does not provide implementation of advanced directives; on the basis of conscience (the scheduled procedure is an elective procedure), regardless of the contents of any advance directive or instructions from a health care surrogate or attorney. If an adverse event occurs at this facility, we will initiate resuscitative or other stabilizing measures and transfer patient to an acute care hospital for further evaluation. The receiving hospital will implement further treatment or withdrawal of treatment measures already begun in accordance with patient wishes, advance directive or health care power of attorney.