The Nitty-Gritty of a Georgia Advance Directive
Are you concerned about your health and want to put some pressure off of your friends and family? Decide about your own treatment (or lack thereof) with an advance health care directive.
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With a health care directive, you can make decisions regarding the medical treatment you want (or don’t want) to receive once your assigned physician estimates you’re nearing the end of your life.
Before 2007, this legal document was also known as:
The use of a health care directive remains the same as that of its predecessors, and that is to regulate:
- End-of-life health care the declarant wishes or does not wish to receive
- After-death procedures, such as an autopsy or organ donation
- Final disposition of the declarant’s body
The document never was, and still isn’t valid in cases, such as:
- Suicide of the declarant/assisted suicide
Every advance directive form in Georgia must contain the following four parts:
|Part A||This part requires you to provide information about your designated health care agent and two alternate agents|
|Part B||In this part, you can declare your wishes regarding medical treatment in case of inevitable death|
|Part C||This section regulates the designation of a guardian, if necessary|
|Part D||The final segment of an advance directive contains signatures of the declarant and two witnesses|
Your health directive won’t serve its purpose if it doesn’t reach your:
- Health care agents
- Family members and closest friends
- Health care provider and their employees
Always keep extra photocopies of your health directive with you and leave one in your medical record. Medical practitioners in the State of Georgia abide by and accept other health care forms (even those from other states), which is why you should keep at least one photocopy of your health directive with you at all times.
Here are some of the reasons you may want to consider completing an advance directive form in Georgia:
- You decide about the life-sustaining and after-death procedures performed on your body
- You can inform your designated agent about your wishes so they can carry them out if you’re unable to speak for yourself
- Your family and friends can prepare for the worst-case scenario
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- Access your DoNotPay account
- Search for Advance Health Care Directive
- Inform us about your wishes regarding end-of-life health care
- Designate an agent and name your witnesses
Once you complete all steps, you will receive a custom document that ensures your wishes are respected.
If you need more information about advance health care directives, check out our extensive knowledge base to find out:
- What the difference between a health care proxy and power of attorney is
- Whether power of attorney can deny visitation
- Whether a living will needs to be notarized
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