By executing advance health care directives now you can help determine what kind of health care you will receive in the event you become incapacitated. Two kinds of advance health care directives are a durable power of attorney for health care and a living will.
A durable health care power of attorney is a document in which you appoint a health care agent, somebody to make decisions about your health care in the event that you can not.
A living will is a document in which you state what’s to be done in the event of certain, very specific health care contingencies, particularly with regards to end of life care.
Elder and disability law attorneys are great resources for information and updates in the law about advance health care directives.
The Rockville Law Office of Henry Nash practices estate planning, elder law and disability law in Montgomery County and throughout Maryland. If you have any questions or concerns about durable health care powers of attorney, living wills, and related, and would like to discuss with an experienced attorney, please feel free to contact us.