WK 1 CheckPoint patient self-determination act

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The Patient Self Determination Act came into effect in 1990. This act requires people to be  provided with informed consent, information about their right to make advance health care  decisions and information about state laws that impact legal choices in making health care  decisions. The Patient Self Determination Act requires all health care facilities to notify patients  who are 18 or over that they have the right to have an advance directive placed in their record.  Patients have a right to now have a health care proxy, living will, medical power, or attorney  placed in their record.  Facilities must inform patients in writing of state laws regarding advance  directives. An advance directive notification form is signed by the patient to document that the  patient has been notified of their right to have an advance directive. The Patient Self 
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This note was uploaded on 08/01/2011 for the course HCA 210 taught by Professor Timbouseman during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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