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Folsom Advance Health Care Directive

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Protecting your right to make your own medical decisions

What is an Advance Health Care Directive?

An Advance Health Care Directive allows you to make decisions regarding your medical treatment in the event you become incapacitated, giving you the confidence that your health care instructions will be followed.  Through this document you appoint a trusted person as your health care agent who will have the legal authority to seek medical care for you, and to make all medical decisions for you in the event you are incapacitated.  With an Advance Health Care Directive, you are able to specify and describe your health care decisions, including your wishes concerning the use of extraordinary measures to prolong your life artificially in the event of a terminal illness or injury.  You may also use this document to indicate your wishes with regard to organ donation and funeral arrangements.

Advance Health Care Directives are an essential part of an estate plan and include the following:

Appointment of an Agent

In your Advance Health Care Directive you name a trusted person to make health care decisions for you during any period you are unable to do so yourself.

Authority of Agent

Your Advance Health Care Directive gives your Agent authority to make health care decisions consistent with your wishes and your specific health care instructions.

Medical Directions

Your Advance Health Care Directive allows you to specify the types of medical treatment you receive in certain situations, and types of care you do not wish to receive.

Our attorneys can help you establish estate planning documents that allow you maintain control of your future medical treatment and spare your family from having to make medical decisions on your behalf without clear directions from you.

Contact us today at (916) 631-1996 to arrange a free initial consultation with an experienced estate planning attorney.


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