Let Your Health Documents Speak for You
What an Advance Health Care Directive Means to You
Completing an advance health care directive is one of the most effective methods of obtaining the treatment you desire, even if you are unable to communicate what you want. Under California law, an advance health care directive allows you to appoint another person to act as your healthcare agent, or attorney-in-fact, who possesses the legal authority to make decisions on your behalf should you be unable to make them yourself.
Completing an advance healthcare directive allows you to place your healthcare wishes in writing, detailing in legally binding and no uncertain terms how you wish both your doctor and attorney-in-fact to proceed in certain situations.
An advance healthcare directive can specify instructions for all manner of situations. Though a lawyer is not necessarily required to assist you in completing an advance health care directive, we recommend professional legal counsel to guarantee your affairs are in order and ensuring that your wishes are carried out should the situation arise.
Determining the Best Fit
As with most legal matters, one solution does not necessarily translate flawlessly to the next problem — particularly regarding our healthcare wishes. We recognize that each of us is working under particular circumstances to fulfill specific needs, and it is necessary that our legal protections are as unique as we are.
If you have any questions regarding advance health care directives or any other legal matters, feel free to give us a call in Placerville, California. We treat our clients with the knowledge that their situations are unique and that their legal solutions must be as well.