Protecting Patient Rights at Fayette County Memorial Hospital
Here at Fayette County Memorial Hospital, we are dedicated to respecting
and upholding the rights and dignity of every patient we serve—especially
when they are incapacitated and cannot speak for written in a patient’s
living will (or other legally binding documents).
What Are Advance Directives?
Legally, all of us have the right to give instructions about our health
care if become incapacitated and unable to speak for ourselves. We also
have the option of appointing a trusted individual (usually a spouse or
family member) to make these decisions for you in the event that you are
unable to communicate your decisions yourself. This is called giving someone
“power of attorney.”
To download individual forms, please click the following:
- Living Will
- Healthcare Power of Attorney
For additional information and/or to download an advance directives packet,
please click here.
For more information about our policies concerning these documents and
how we proceed with advance directives, contact us at Fayette County Memorial