(18) Second alternative health care provider. As mentioned earlier, it is always possible that your initial decision for Texas Medical Attorney-in-Fact or health care agent may not be able to exercise the primary authority that this document places under its command to determine your medical treatments. In this case, your Texas reviewers will contact your first alternate agent to obtain this status. If your First Alternate Texas agent is also unable to be disqualified or unavailable, health care providers may request your medical instructions from a second alternative agent. This party must also have the authority to exercise the same authority over your medical treatment as its predecessors if you provide its identity and contact information when requested. Below is the Texas Advance Directive template. (65) Notary. A notary can be used to verify the signature of the executive behind this order, as long as it is not the result of a verbal instruction from the patient. The certification can only be completed by the notary present. Learn more about living wills such as instructions for doctors, medical powers of attorney, DNRs and continuing powers of attorney. (71) Signature of the second physician. Because this type of policy has lasting results, a Texas physician who cares for the patient and issues these records as formal medical prescriptions must obtain approval and confirmation of that judgment from another physician.
This second Texas physician must prove consent by presenting his signature and the date of signature, and then indicating his name in printed form with the medical license number that allows the second physician to provide such confirmation. Living wills give helpful advice to your loved ones when they have to make medical decisions when you can`t speak for yourself. Your written health wishes will help comfort and soothe your loved ones as you make tough decisions. (21) Expiration of Texas Health Care Workers` Authority. The health care instructions and appointments provided above for the State of Texas may remain in effect indefinitely (or until your death or official revocation of these documents). If you want, you can limit the validity period of your directives in this state by setting an expiration date. Once this date is reached, this document naturally ceases to have effect on your health care, all powers granted are null and void, and your medical instructions are considered obsolete and no longer correct. This is optional, but use the space to document this expiration or termination date if you want this document to become ineffective from a specific date in the future without further action on your part. (You should always retrieve the original and the copies you made to avoid possible confusion). (13) Texas Principal.
You may appoint someone to present your health care instructions to the Texas medical professional in the next part of this policy. Start this appointment in Texas by claiming the role of director like yours by providing your name when invited. (63) Witness 1 Signature, date and name. Regardless of who issues this direction (whether it is a Texas patient or a separate party working on their behalf), the executive signatures of two impartial witnesses to the condition of the Texas patient must be respected. Witness 1 must locate its section and then indicate its signature under the declaration, the name in block letters and the date of signature. This is a set of legal documents that you make in advance to inform doctors, family members, and others of the steps that should or should not be taken on your behalf if you are unable to communicate your wishes due to incapacity for work or illness. Family members often have different opinions about what they think is best for you, and living wills can help reduce conflict. An advance directive is a legally binding document that provides instructions for your health care if you can no longer make or communicate those decisions yourself. Laws and regulations vary from state to state. Learn more about the basics of living wills and preventive planning. Note: Texas law allows a person`s signature to be confirmed by a notary instead of witness signatures, and for digital or electronic signatures in physician policy, out-of-hospital DNR, and medical power of attorney if certain requirements are met. (43) Power of attorney.
If you are a designated agent in the Texas Living Will and you issue it in accordance with its executed instructions, check the third box (53) Physician. The attending physician must sign their name to attest that the manner in which they learned the Texan patient`s DNR policy (given above) is correct. (51) Evidence examined. This document may need to be verified by a licensed physician. Texas Medical Responders and other health care providers need to understand how this review is performed. Therefore, the first field in Section D must be selected when the licensed physician signing this form has seen the instructions issued by the Texas patient. (19) Location of this Policy. This policy has allowed you to discuss the expectations and requirements you have for your medical care if you are unable to speak or communicate, if you are unconscious and/or if you have an incurable or incurable medical condition, as well as designate a specific party who can present your treatment instructions to Texas health care providers. Before making these documents, a report must be documented on where the original copy will be kept after execution.
Note the name, address, telephone number and email address of the party or company (i.e. hospital, private practice, etc.) that keeps your original copy of this policy in the space provided. (16) Imposing restrictions on your Texas Health Care agent. This policy should state that you approve the decision-making powers of your Texas health care worker over your medical treatment. He or she will be able to decide when and where you will receive medical treatment (i.e. surgery, painkillers, life support and other procedures), when you should receive medical care, and the ability to carry out your instructions. You can limit some or all of these powers by giving direct instructions on your decisions about scenarios, or by documenting your limitation or removal of a primary authority. A Texas Precautionary Policy is a document that allows a person to describe their health care preferences if they become unable to work. An advance directive is a health planning form that allows a person to choose another person to respond to their treatment requests. The form must be written and signed, with two (2) witnesses, while the person is still able to think for himself. (35) Name of the Texas notifier. To issue a Do Not Resuscitate order, you will need the help of a licensed physician.
As a Texas explainer, you can issue this document or, if necessary, someone you appoint with a power of attorney can do so in conjunction with a doctor. If you are the disclosing party, indicate your full name at the top of this page. If you are working on behalf of the Texas patient, the full name must be entered at the beginning of this part of the policy. (20) Location of copies. It is strongly recommended that copies of the original directive be made and kept. Therefore, document the full name and address of each person or entity who will keep a copy of your completed policy. Note that these additional copies must be searched, retrieved, and destroyed when you update or revoke your directive. (22) Calendar date of signature. Your signature is the instrument the State of Texas needs to enact this policy. It must be provided while an impartial party who can testify that you are in a conscious state of mind while signing of your own free will is watching you. This type of certificate requires a signing date.
Therefore, please include the current date you sign this document as a Texas patient. Note that many states have separate requirements for minors, certain types of treatment (such as mental health care or medical research), or for pregnant women. These more specific provisions go beyond the scope of this information. Some States also allow the oral appointment of an agent. The purpose of this information is to help you plan when you may not be able to make a decision for yourself, so these are not oral designations. (17) Texas` first alternate health care worker. It should be noted that if your Texas health care agent is unable to take responsibility for representing your medical directives, is disqualified to act in this manner, or cannot accept the powers granted in these documents, you will find yourself without a Texas health care agent to protect and issue your medical instructions.