A case study in collaborative governance: Health care law reform in Georgia



This case study illustrates how collaborative governance through consensus building can work well to achieve law reform, with shared responsibilities among elected officials, private and professional stakeholders, and ordinary citizens. The author discusses the participants involved and the process adopted in Georgia to reform the state's law on advance directives for health care. She identifies some of the best practices that contributed to the success of this law-reform effort, and offers some lessons learned for future work in collaborative governance.