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Advanced Medical Directives
Definition: “Advanced Directive” is the generic term that relates to the right of individuals to make decisions prior to illness regarding the type of care they would wish to receive as discussed in the Patient Self-Determination Act enacted by Congress as part of the Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1990 (OBRA ’90). Compliance is mandatory

Advanced directives include:

Living Will Declaration
  • Allows the patient to state in advance life-sustaining measures they are to receive should they become terminally ill or in a permanently unconscious state.
Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care
  • Allows the patient to select someone to make health care decisions for them if they lose the capacity to make decisions. Any adult of sound mind may voluntarily create a valid durable power of attorney for health care.
Resources:

You can obtain more information about Advanced Directives from your physician. Forms can also be obtained from:

Your attorney or

The State Department of Health & Senior Services
      P.O. Box 360
      Trenton, NJ 08625-0360
      1-800-792-8820


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Advanced Medical Directives - Mon June 04, 2012 11:32 AM