An Advance Directive for Health Care is a legally enforceable set of written instructions that specify actions to be taken in regards to your health if you are no longer able to make decisions due to illness or incapacity. Advance Directives can appoint someone of your choosing to make health care decisions on your behalf as well as leaving your personal instructions for treatment, health, and disposition of your body should you be incapacitated.
Without an Advance Directive hospitals will use every possible method available to keep you alive. You and your estate are responsible for funding this.
In the State of Georgia, the Advance Directive form is set by the legislature and replaces a living will. The Becker Law Firm suggests clients obtain an Advance Directive for Health Care to prevent any question regarding your desires should this situation arise.
If you are interested in an Advance Directive for Health Care, contact us to schedule your free phone consultation.