Advance Health Care Directive
This is the MOST important legal document when you are sick.
This document enables you to name an Agent who can make medical decisions for you.
The agent is entitled to discuss your private health care information with doctors and other health care providers.
Why it is that important - HIPAA prohibits health care providers from discussing your private health care information with anyone who is not authorized by you to talk to them. This means that if visitors are limited and you don’t have an Advance Health Care directive, they can’t discuss your situation with your family.