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April 7, 2020 | COVID-19

Advance Health Care Directives COVID-19 Updates?
It is a good planning practice to regularly review (and update as needed) your estate planning documents. Do your instructions need to be updated to cover specific situations applicable to coronavirus?

For example, if your health directives indicate that you do not wish to be intubated or placed on a ventilator, you may not be able to receive the standard COVID-19 care. And if you were to require medical care, are those you have designated as your decision makers authorized to communicate digitally as they would not have the opportunity to appear in person?

As you consider these questions and review your documented wishes, be sure you make your advisors and other trusted contacts aware. For more information about advance directives in Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburg Medical Center website contains helpful resources – UPMC.com