Health Care Directives

A health care directive is another term for a living will or power of attorney. Having these documents in place in the event of a life-threatening accident or illness will protect the wishes of the individual that is incapacitated and assists the family or loves ones at a difficult time.

The agent assigned in the directive is legally required to follow the wishes and implement treatment preferences to the extent of their knowledge to include life-sustaining treatment, organ donation, funeral arrangements and access to medical information. When a living will is combined with a durable power of attorney in one form, it’s termed an advance health care directive.

The Law Offices of Patricia M. Scoles acknowledges that these decisions are often very difficult. With the care and compassion that only a small locally-owned and operated law practice can provide, Ms. Scoles ensures that every client going through hard times will come away with peace of mind.