CheckPoint - Patient Self-Determination Act

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In 1990, the Patient Self-Determination Act became effective. The purpose of this act is to require that people have informed consent, this is, information about rights in making their health care decision in advance as well as information about state regulations that can impact legal choices related to health care decision. Every health care facility in the country is requires by this act to notify patients of the age 18 or older of their right to have an advance directive in their medical records. These advance directives include living wills, medical power of attorney, or a health care proxy. Patients must be informed in written form by the facilities of the laws in their state that are related to advance directives. The patient has to sign an advance directive notification form to provide legal
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Unformatted text preview: documentation of being informed of the right to have advance directives. I believe that the Patient Self-Determination Act is beneficial for patients and their medical record. Since it will be beneficial for patients, medical professionals, including doctors, will know what their patients’ wishes are when or if certain situations were to arise and so they can grant them their last desires. They will also know if patients wish to donate tissues or organs in the event of death. Records management procedures have needed to change as a response to the legislation. Patients will have the right to decide how to be treated and in case of emergency, they will have the advance and final say in what to do with their bodily form....
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