With cases of the coronavirus on the rise in the United States, it’s important for
clients to be prepared, especially when it comes to their health care documents.
These include a living will, health care proxy, HIPAA release and Do Not Resuscitate
(DNR). A living will is a statement of your client’s health care wishes, a health care
proxy appoints an agent to make health care decisions; a HIPAA release authorizes a
named individual to communicate with your client’s medical providers and see his
medical records; a DNR is a document providing that your client doesn’t want heroic
end of life measures.