Consent by a patient to a surgical or medical procedure or participation in a clinical study after achieving an understanding of the relevant medical facts and the risks involved.
Ideally informed consent would always come from the patient themselves. In reality, more than 90% of us will go through a period where important medical choices must be made but where we lack the capacity to give it due to either an inability to understand the relevant facts or risks or an inability to communicate their wishes. The best way to make sure that in such a circumstances the right choices would be made by the right person it is vital that adults make and regularly update their disability planning for heath care.
At Phinney Estate Law, disability planning for health is included in all estate plans and offered as a stand alone service. To learn more contact us for a free consultation at firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 459-1908.