Ozarks Medical Center supports your right to make health care decisions;
and in order to do so, you have the right to formulate a health care treatment
directive, such as a living will or a durable power of attorney for health
care. These documents express your choices about your care or name someone
to decide if you cannot speak for yourself.
OMC provides forms called "Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care
Choices and Health Care Choices Directive" when you are admitted
to a hospital service or to persons interested in more information.
OMC will honor your advance directive as it applies to your condition.
You will be asked if you have a directive when you are admitted to a hospital
service. If you have an advance directive, a copy will be placed in your
medical record. The directive may be updated anytime you wish.
For more information, or to discuss, call Social Services at extension 6150.