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In today’s society, our healthcare industry is doing everything possible to protect the privacy of your health information.
Therefore, it is imperative that there be multiple HIPAA Authorizations on record in the event you should ever become incapacitated. This letter allows an appointed person or third-party to be privy to medical information in relation to your welfare.
Under this umbrella also includes a HIPAA Authorization to be on file for any doctor, hospital, health care provider, attorneys and/or acting agents. This is often very helpful for you to receive the best care possible without any restrictions or delay in care.
We are happy to help council you so that you may protect yourself now and in the future.
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At McCarty-Larson, we work with a lot of clients who are going through a divorce. Don’t forget to revise your estate plan at this time. You probably don’t want your ex-spouse to make life or death decisions for you, or to manage your estate. As a good rule of thumb, one should update your will or trust every three years to make sure they take into account changes in your life.
If your family knows in advance that there will come a time when help is needed, because a family member has been diagnosed in the early stages of dementia or Alzheimer’s or some other disabling disease, that family member may want to grant someone the Power of Attorney. This is a simple process that ensures someone can make financial and/or medical decisions when needed.
The ill or disabled person must be of sound mind to make such a decision. If they are not, then legal guardianship is the only tool available to give someone authority to make critical decisions.
Legal guardianship can be controversial if all family members don’t agree on what’s best for the incompetent family member. But it’s also a great gift to know that someone will be there to handle personal and financial affairs so your loved one won’t be unprotected.
The guardianship lawyers at McCarty-Larson have extensive courtroom experience. We will make the case for the best interest of the vulnerable adult or child.