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Health Care Documents

Preparing Health Care Documents is imperative if you would like to maintain control over who makes medical decisions in the event that you are unable to make them for yourself. It allows you to appoint someone you trust to make decisions and carry out your wishes about the medical care you receive in a variety of situations. The important health care documents we prepare for you include:

 

Living Wills: A Living Will outlines your desires for the medical care you would or would not like to receive in the event that you may require life support, resuscitation, or other measures required for your life continuation if you have entered into a vegetative state. It is impossible for a Living Will to encompass every possible medical situation which may arise and so your loved ones are left to interpret what your desires may have been in that particular situation.

 

Health Care Proxies: A Health Care Proxy sometimes referred to as a Health Care Power of Attorney allows you to appoint someone you trust to be your health care agent. This document allows your agent to make a variety of medical decisions for you if you are unable to do so yourself.

 

HIPAA Authorization Forms: Without the HIPAA authorization form your loved ones will not be privy to any of your medical information. Doctors and insurance carriers alike will not be able to discuss the details of your condition and it will be difficult for them to proceed in the event that they have to make major decisions about your health care or if the insurance company decided to terminate your policy.