Ethical & Religious Directives

Developed and promulgated, by the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops, the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services (ERDs) serve as a normative guide for all Catholic-sponsored health care systems. The ERDs serve to provide Catholic health care systems with authoritative guidance and instruction on matters central to the Catholic health care ministry.

For further information, or to obtain a physical copy of the Ethical and Religious Directives, please contact the CEO or Chaplain of Villa Maria.

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Read the full text of the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services