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You have the right to decide which treatments you will accept and which you will refuse. You can make this clear with an advance directive, in compliance with Alabama law. This document help clarify what your wishes are, so your family doesn’t have to make difficult medical decisions on your behalf.
What is an Advance Directive?
An advance directive is used to tell your doctor and family what kind of medical care you want if you are too sick or hurt to talk or make decisions. If you do not have this document, certain members of your family will have to decide on your care. It is your right to make important legal decisions related to your care.
If you do have an advance directive, our employees and the doctors, who work within Brookwood Baptist Health, will have clear directions as to what medical treatment you want.
There are three types of Advance Directives for Health Care recognized under Alabama law, including a living will, a proxy designation (naming who you want to make decisions for you) and a health care durable power of attorney.