Archive for the ‘Power of Attorney’ Category

Advanced Care Planning: Your Doctor is Key

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Last weekend I was having coffee with a friend who is having surgery in the near future. She asked what I knew about Advanced Care Planning and asked me whether she thought her lawyer could assist. I did not hesitate to say that this is a very ...

How To Be (Better)Prepared For Your Next Medical Appointment

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

In my day to day work, I have the opportunity to attend medical specialists appointments with my clients. Many POA's for Personal Care may find themselves in this role as well. As part of this preparation, their medical history is reviewed and summarized including highlighting the ...

Ban on Physician Assisted Suicide declared unconstitutional by Supreme Court – Part II

Friday, February 20th, 2015

We discussed in our blog last week the Carter decision, which has been lauded (or complained of depending on your view) as a resurgence of judicial activism. What does seem clear is that the Supreme Court has opened the door for substitute decisions makers to act on the authority given ...