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  • Advance Directive for Health Care

    This new Advance Directive for Health Care form replaces the former Living Will and the former Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Aging Services
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  • Alternatives to Guardianship with Advance Directives

    When an individual is ill or is preparing in the event of future illness, there can sometimes be confusion about what the person’s wishes are for his or her own treatment. There might be disagreement among family members about the person's decisions concerning his or her health care. Allowing an individual to make advance directions concerning his or her health care lets each person control the direction of his or her own health care and eliminates that burden from other family members who may be in disagreement or who simply may not know what to do. In Georgia, advance directives refer to documents like the Georgia Advance Directive for Health Care and the Do Not Resuscitate Order, although Living Wills and Durable Powers of Attorney for Health Care validly executed in Georgia before July 1, 2007 will still be honored. Similar documents from other states are also recognized. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Department of Human Resources
  • Do Not Resuscitate Order: The Law in Georgia and the Form You Need

    There are often many questions about who has the authority to approve orders not to resuscitate a person or to approve a “No Code.” The law in Georgia is very specific and there are circumstances when regardless of a person’s wishes, that order may not be carried out in the person’s current physical location. This document will attempt to clarify and simplify some of those points. It is not to be taken as legal advice and it is not intended as information to be applied outside of the State of Georgia since each state’s laws differ. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Department of Human Services, Division of Aging Services