The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy and faculty contribute to institutional ethics processes at a range of South Florida health care organizations. This includes support for institutional ethics committees, especially regarding education, policy creation and review and consultation services. These services are directly and immediately available at the following institutions:

UHealth, including the University of Miami Hospital; the UM Hospital and Clinics and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center; and the Ann Bates Leach Eye Hospital and Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Jackson Health System, including the Adult and Pediatric Ethics Committees at Jackson Memorial Hospital; Jackson North; Jackson South; and Jackson nursing homes

To request more information or for other non-urgent matters, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


To request a time-sensitive ethics consultation, please use the following telephone numbers:

All UM and Jackson hospitals, call 305-243-2222 and request that “Ethics Consult” be paged.

For Holtz Children’s (Jackson’s) Pediatric Bioethics Committee, call 305-323-1016; backup: 305-610-2066.


University of Miami Hospital advance directives and related forms


U.S. General Accounting Office report, “Advance Directives: Information on Federal Oversight, Provider Implementation, and Prevalence” (April 2015)