Health Care

Put Cremation and/or Burial Wishes in Will

Posted on: February 22nd, 2007
The recent highly publicized disputes over of the disposition of the bodies of James Brown and Anna Nicole Smith has lead me make an extra effort to ask clients about their wishes for cremation and/or burial. ...

Everyone Needs a HIPAA Authorization

Posted on: February 8th, 2007
In 2003 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services finalized regulations under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”). Under HIPAA, medical providers can face sanctions and monetary fines for unauthorized release of “Protected Health Information”. ...

Living Wills Should Include Specific Instructions

Posted on: November 30th, 2006
Yesterday a client brought in a copy of this New Times Article by Jane Brody: Medical Due Diligence: A Living Will Should Spell Out the Specifics. As an elderly man, he was concerned that his wishes might not be respected under his North Carolina statutory living will. He was right to be concerned. ...
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