Unformatted text preview: Patient Self-Determination Act In 1990 the Patient Self-Determination Act went into effect. Under this act, consumers are required to provide consumers with informed consent about his or her rights to make advance health care decisions, and provide information about state laws that impact legal choices in making health care choices (Green & Bowie, 2005). In America, every facility that provides health care to the public has a requirement to notify patients who are over the legal age limit of his or her right to have an advance directive in his or her medical record file. Examples of these direct directives are living wills, healthcare proxies, and medical powers of attorney. All medical facilities are also required to inform all patients, in written from, of all laws relating to advance directives in the state the facility is located. Once the patient receives the written form, he or directives in the state the facility is located....
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This note was uploaded on 08/25/2011 for the course HIS 135 taught by Professor Runyon during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.
- Spring '10