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1 Check Point: Patient Self-Determination Act Brandy Barnett MGT/210 August 26, 2011 Brian Atkinson
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2 Check Point: Patient Self-Determination Act The Patient Self Determination Act originated in 1990. This act involves people being provided with informed consent, information about their right to make advance health care decisions and about state laws that effect legal choices in making health care decisions. It also requires all health care facilities to inform patients of legal age of their right to have an advance directive placed in their record. With “The Patient Self Determination Act” patients have the right to have a living will, a health care proxy, and/or a medical power of attorney to stay in their medical records. Healthcare professionals and facilities are now required to inform their patients in writing about the state laws regarding advance directives. The advance directive notification form must be signed by the patient and keep in their records to document the patient is aware and
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Unformatted text preview: has been informed of their right to have an advance directive. I believe “The Patient Self Determination Act” is the best thing to have in patients records. Having this document lets doctors and other healthcare professionals taking care of someone know what their wishes are in certain situations such as medical emergencies. I believe records management procedures have had to change things in order to respond to this legislation. All patients must now have a signed advance directive placed in their chart. With this document health care professionals will know exactly what the patient wants done in their situation. This will also let the facility/healthcare professional know if the patient is an organ or tissue donor. Patients now have a right to decide how they want to be treated and what they want done to them in medical emergency situations....
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