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Are Your Legal Affairs in Order?

Putting your legal affairs in order is important for a number of reasons. Some of the more important issues that Iowans, and especially older Iowans, should consider involve powers of attorney, living wills, and estate and Medicaid planning.

Consumer's tool kit for health care advance planning

Here are worksheets to help you make good advance planning health decisions

Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Orders: What Are They and What's New?

People often worry about being revived when they are terminally ill and dying. Being revived can be painful and unwanted. If you are or become terminally ill, you should know about ?Do-Not-Resuscitate? or ?DNR? Orders.

"Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care Decisions" Form

A form you can print out and use to prepare your own Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care Decisions or "Medical Power of Attorney."

Getting the Health Care Services You Need

Has your insurance company, Medicare or Medicaid denied you help? You don't have to take no for an answer.

"Living Will" Form

A form you can print out and use to prepare your own Declaration Relating to Use of Life-Sustaining Procedures or "Living Will."

What is a "Durable Health Care Power of Attorney?"

A Durable Health Care Power of Attorney is a legal document. It authorizes a person to be your agent to make decisions about your health care if you are not able to make decisions for yourself.

What Is a Living Will?

A living will is a written document authorizing health care providers to withhold or withdraw life sustaining procedures in certain cases. A life-sustaining procedure is any medical procedure, treatment or intervention which utilizes mechanical or artificial means to sustain, restore, or supplant a spontaneous vital function, and which serves only to prolong the dying process.

Getting Emergency Medical Care

Hospitals must treat you - even if you don’t have insurance - when you have an emergency condition or are a woman in active labor. Hospitals must treat your medical emergency until you become stable. The hospital may bill you later, but it cannot turn you away from emergency care.

Getting the Health Care Services You Need

Has your insurance company, Medicare or Medicaid denied you help? You don't have to take no for an answer.

Are Your Legal Affairs in Order?

Putting your legal affairs in order is important for a number of reasons. Some of the more important issues that Iowans, and especially older Iowans, should consider involve powers of attorney, living wills, and estate and Medicaid planning.

Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Orders: What Are They and What's New?

People often worry about being revived when they are terminally ill and dying. Being revived can be painful and unwanted. If you are or become terminally ill, you should know about ?Do-Not-Resuscitate? or ?DNR? Orders.

"Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care Decisions" Form

A form you can print out and use to prepare your own Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care Decisions or "Medical Power of Attorney."

Getting Emergency Medical Care

Hospitals must treat you - even if you don’t have insurance - when you have an emergency condition or are a woman in active labor. Hospitals must treat your medical emergency until you become stable. The hospital may bill you later, but it cannot turn you away from emergency care.

Getting the Health Care Services You Need

Has your insurance company, Medicare or Medicaid denied you help? You don't have to take no for an answer.

"Living Will" Form

A form you can print out and use to prepare your own Declaration Relating to Use of Life-Sustaining Procedures or "Living Will."

What is a "Durable Health Care Power of Attorney?"

A Durable Health Care Power of Attorney is a legal document. It authorizes a person to be your agent to make decisions about your health care if you are not able to make decisions for yourself.

What Is a Living Will?

A living will is a written document authorizing health care providers to withhold or withdraw life sustaining procedures in certain cases. A life-sustaining procedure is any medical procedure, treatment or intervention which utilizes mechanical or artificial means to sustain, restore, or supplant a spontaneous vital function, and which serves only to prolong the dying process.

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