Tuesday, March 11, 2014

What is an Advance Directive for Health Care?

There are some times in our lives when we are too ill to make decisions about our own healthcare. These times can range from going into simple surgery to end of life care. A living will, or advance directive for health care (ADHC), is a legal document that you set-up before you are too ill to make your own decisions. It allows you to set-up guidelines for your healthcare and how you would like these decisions to be made for you when you can't make them yourself.

"You have the right to control all aspects of your personal care and medical treatment, including the right to insist upon medical treatment or direct that medical treatment be withheld or withdrawn. If you cannot (or do not want to) communicate your health care decisions for yourself, you have the right to choose someone to make health care decisions for you. You also have the right to state your treatment preferences if you have a terminal condition or are in a state of permanent unconsciousness.The Georgia Advance Directive for Health Care Act gives you an opportunity to choose someone to make health care decisions on your behalf and to make a clear expression of your decisions regarding health care if you are in a terminal condition or state of permanent unconsciousness by executing an advance directive for health care." www.gabar.org

Read more about adavance directives here: http://www.gabar.org/newsandpublications/consumerpamphlets/Advance-Directive-for-Health-Care.cfm

Contact the Law Office of Christine M Bechtold, LLC to discuss your advance directive for healthcare. Christine@Bechtold-Law.com  770.466.2700

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