allows our Subscribers immediate access to any of their
documents stored on our system.
we anticipate that the advance directive will be the most
commonly stored document, Subscribers may also wish to store
medical records, organ donation documents, limited powers
of attorney, and so on.
stored on MedNotice, these files can be accessed from anywhere
in the world by a person holding the confidential PIN number.
documents should you consider for MedNotice?
are two types of advance medical directives. One type, commonly
referred to as a "living will" is an expression
of your wishes concerning treatment should you be terminally
ill. The other type is a medical durable power of attorney.
The difference is important.
a living will, you trust your physician to carry out the wishes
expressed in the document.
a durable power of attorney for health care, you trust your
agent (typically a family member or very close friend) to
advocate your wishes for you when you cannot do so for yourself.
people have both a living will and a durable power of attorney
for health care. This "belt-and-suspenders" approach
seems more likely to ensure that your Constitutional right
of medical self-determination will be honored.
do you get these documents?
two best sources for living wills and durable powers of attorney
for health care are estate planning attorneys and nonprofit
planning attorneys have considerable experience with the preparation
of advance directives, and are most likely to help prepare
a document that expresses your wishes.
following are a number of nonprofit organizations that have
prepared generic advance directives.