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.