Estate Planning

LIVING WILL AND DESIGNATION OF HEALTH CARE SURROGATE

If you become mentally or physically incapacitated to the point that you are no longer able to give your informed consent, a Living Will and Designation of Health Care Surrogate provides instructions regarding your medical treatment and appoints someone to oversee your care. Without this instrument, these important decisions can be left up to strangers, such as doctors, estranged family members, or even judges. This document may also include your desires pertaining to the use of life support and your wishes regarding organ donation.

HIPPA RELEASE FORM

A HIPPA Release Form allows a person(s) of your choosing to obtain protected medical information about you from your doctors, hospitals, and insurance companies. Such information usually includes your medical records and medical history, among other things. This document is critical as it allows your selected Health Care Surrogate to carry out your wishes per your Living Will.