Mackintosh Law can help you make informed decisions about the health care you receive during a period of incapacity, when you cannot speak for yourself.
Through a Georgia Advance Directive for Health Care, you can
- Appoint an agent who will give directions and make decisions about your health care when you are unable to.
- Record your preferences and beliefs regarding medical treatment and end-of-life decisions.
- Ensure that your directions will be carried out by the trusted person you choose.
- Avoid potential disagreements among family members.
Without an Advance Directive for Health Care, there are restrictions on the health care decisions friends and relative can make for you.
The court may be required to appoint a Guardian to make these decisions on your behalf. A court hearing can be expensive, and it is always public. It can also be time-consuming when timely medical decisions are crucial. Family members may disagree about who should serve as Guardian and what care decisions you would make.