Advanced Directives in Nevada

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Under Nevada law, you have the right to make decisions regarding the use of life-sustaining treatment, as long as you are competent to do so.

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ADVANCED DIRECTIVES

THE LAW IN NEVADA

What rights do you have to decide your medical treatment?

Under Nevada law, you have the right to make decisions regarding the use of life-sustaining treatment, as long as you are competent to do so

This means you have the right to refuse treatment and to be informed of the consequences should you choose to refuse recommended treatment

However, there may be situations where the patient is unable to consent or refuse medical treatment

That is when an advance directive is important

What is an Advance Directive?

An advance directive is a legal document that explains to your physician, health care professionals, family and friends, what your wishes are about your health care

This document is prepared before there is ever a need for it

In Nevada, there are different types of advance directives available

Types of Nevada Advance Directives

Durable Power of Attorney

for Health Care

This document will give the person you designate power to make decisions concerning your medical care and treatment, in the event you are unable to do so

Declaration

This type of instrument is used to direct your attending physician to withhold or withdraw any form of medical treatment that is meant only to prolong the process of dying, in the event you are determined to have an incurable or irreversible condition

Do-Not-Resuscitate Order

This document informs all health care professionals who treat you, that you do not desire them to use CPR if your heart stops beating or you stop breathing

Physician Order for Life-Sustaining Treatment

This detailed legal document spells out the different types of life-sustaining medical treatment to which you consent or refuse, depending on the situation

What is required to create the Durable Power of Attorney?

First, you should choose your attorney-in-fact, to act on your behalf

It may be a family member

or a close friend whom you

trust to make very important decisions regarding your

health care

That person should also have a clear understanding your wishes and be willing to accept the responsibility of making health care decisions for you

If you want to discuss

Advanced Directives with a licensed professional, contact our firm to schedule a free consultation

If you live in northern Nevada

give us a call at 775-823-WILL

to make an appointment

Or visit our website

www.wealth-counselors.com