The Georgia Advance Directive for Healthcare was developed by the General Assembly in 2007 to replace the use of a living will. Our estate planning attorneys recommend clients use this document because it allows them to specify who will make healthcare decisions on their behalf if they are incapacitated or terminally ill. For example, do you want your healthcare agent to donate your organs or authorize an autopsy? These decisions are best made by planning ahead.
Your healthcare agent will have the power to admit you to a hospital or other nursing facility, request or refuse health care, and consult with you while you are in a medical facility. Your healthcare agent will also have full access to your medical records.
This document also allows you to specify what type of life-sustaining treatment you desire in the event you are unconscious or terminally ill. Please contact our office to find out how you can put your family members at ease by specifying your healthcare agent and treatment choices before an emergency occurs.
For more information call the Law Office of Alex M. Brown at 706-447-6994 to determine the best course of action for your situation!