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Overview of advanced directives

What are they and do I need them? Illinois law allows you to make three types of Advance Directives: a Power of Attorney for Health Care, a Living Will and a Mental Health Treatment Declaration. You can also make a Do-Not-Resuscitate (DNR)/Practitioner Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST). These orders are often referred to as anotherContinue reading “Overview of advanced directives”

The New Illinois Power of Attorney for Healthcare

The first of January seems like the right date to unveil a makeover. Even a legislative one! The Illinois Power of Attorney for Health Care statute has been amended effective January 1, 2015. The idea behind the changes was to make the power of attorney form more “user friendly” and understandable to the average person.Continue reading “The New Illinois Power of Attorney for Healthcare”