Legal Opinion Letter
Theodosia A. Tamborlane, P.C.
Counselors At Law
To Whom It May Concern:
This firm has reviewed the laws of all states regarding advance
directives, commonly referred to as living wills. We have also
reviewed the Policies and Procedures of U.S. Living Will Registry.
Based upon our review, we have arrived at the opinion that there are
no legal impediments to reliance on living wills which your hospital
would receive by facsimile transmission from U.S. Living Will
State and federal law require physicians and hospital personnel
to determine whether a patient has an advance directive and, if so,
to obtain a copy for the patient's record. U.S. Living Will Registry
is the only nationwide service designed to help hospitals meet their
legal obligations to their patients regarding advance directives and
to ensure that hospital personnel have accurate information on the
advance directives of the patients to whom they provide care.
THEODOSIA A. TAMBORLANE, P.C.
Counselors at Law
Theodosia A. Tamborlane, Esq.
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