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Advance Directive for Health Care: What you need to know

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An ADHC is a specific type of document that allows you to tell your health care providers, in advance, how you want to be treated in the event you are determined by a physician to have a “terminal condition,” are “persistently unconscious” or have an “end-stage condition.”

These terms have a particular definition under Oklahoma law. Under the ADHC, you can appoint a person called your “health care proxy” to carry out your wishes in the event you have one or more of these conditions. The ADHC is a must-have document as part of your overall estate plan. Read on to learn more about Advance Directives and why you or your loved ones need this document.

How to Get Started with Advance Care Planning?

To get started with advance care planning, talk with your physician about advance directives. This will help you understand your current health and the kinds of decisions that are likely to come up.

Next, it is essential to speak with a trusted individual who will make medical decisions for you. This can be a loved one, family members, or your attorney. This person will be your health care proxy and will be trusted with your end-of-life preferences, treatments, and wishes.

Finally, you’ll fill out your advance directive forms and share them with your health care proxy. It is imperative to provide copies of your forms to your health care providers as well.

Be Prepared with Kevin L. Miller, PC

The decision to prepare for end-of-life or terminal illnesses can be overwhelming. Working with someone who is trusted and experienced with advance directives is a strong start. Oklahoma attorney, Kevin L. Miller, PC has over 35 years of experience in helping all kinds of individuals and families and his practice areas include preparation of all types of trusts, wills, advance directives, and more.

He says, “My commitment to you is to listen, to help you determine your needs and goals, and to develop an estate plan tailored to meet your particular circumstance. You will be provided with a high level of personal service with an attention to all the details.

You will experience personalized, professional service in a confidential, welcoming and comfortable environment.”

For more information, contact Kevin L. Miller, PC at (405) 443-5100.