Health Care Providers

The U.S. Living Will Registry provides an easy, cost-effective way for your facility to manage its advance directives while satisfying federal and state regulations.  The Registry electronically stores advance directives and organ donor information, and makes them available to health care providers across the country 24 hours a day secure Internet through an automated system. 

Health care providers face significant challenges in storing and retrieving advance directives: 

  • How does the provider know that the advance directive on file is the most recent? 
     

  • Which of the multiple charts on a particular patient contains the most current advance directive? 
     

  • Who has the time to search through the medical records to find the old advance directive each time the patient is re-admitted? 
     

  • What does a provider do with the advance directive when they convert their charts to electronic form, or microfiche? 

Designed in collaboration with health care providers, administrators, attorneys and doctors, our solution is a manageable, efficient solution to these problems. 

  • A single location to store and retrieve advance directives at your facility.

  • Annual reminders sent to registrants to assure the documents stored in the Registry are up to date and reflect current information.

  • Secure online access to documents among all of your various facilities.

  • Frees staff from the administrative burdens associated with filing, updating and retrieving directive documents. 

The Registry offers a comprehensive program that allows storage and retrieval of ALL advance directives at your facility...even those already on file in your record room.

Federal law requires health care providers (hospitals, doctors, skilled nursing facilities, nursing facilities, home health agencies, providers of home health care, ambulatory surgery centers, and hospices) to determine whether any patient being admitted has an advance directive and, if so, to place a copy into the medical record.

We help you comply with federal regulations that require your facility to provide community education about advance directives with our "Living Will Fair Guide", available only to members of the Registry. 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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