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Advance Directive

Advanced Directive

You have the right to submit an Advanced Directive

All patients have the right to make advance directives or to execute powers of attorney that authorize others to make decisions on the patient’s behalf based on their expressed wishes when unable to make or communicate decisions. This Center respects and uphold those rights.

Documentation in a prominent part of the patient’s current medical record indicates whether or not the individual has executed an advance directive.

However, unlike an acute care hospital setting, most procedures performed in this facility are minimal risk. Of course, no surgery is without risk, and you will discuss procedure specifics (risks, recovery, after-care) with your physician. Therefore, it is our policy, regardless of the contents of any advance directive or instructions from a healthcare surrogate, attorney-in-fact, or holder of a healthcare provider, that if an adverse event occurs during your treatment at the Center, we will initiate resuscitative or other stabilizing measures and transfer you to an acute care hospital for further evaluation. At the acute care hospital, further treatment or withdrawal of treatment measures already begun will be ordered in accordance with your wishes, advance directive, or healthcare power of attorney.

For further clarification, please request to speak with the Center’s Clinical Director at the main ASC number, (407) 794-9717.

Caring Connections

You have the right to access the Advance Health Care Directive described in Caring Connections, a national program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO).

This program, aimed at improving care at the end of life, includes:

  • Instructions for completing the Florida Advance Directive for Healthcare
  • Learning options for end-of-life services and care
  • How to make sure that your wishes are honored
  • How to tell your family, friends, and healthcare providers about your decision
  • How to participate in personal and community efforts to improve end-of-life care
  • A copy of the Florida Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare

This information is available on the Caring Connections

Upon request, you, your representative, or your surrogate, can obtain a copy of your Florida’s Advance Directive form at the Center.

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Central Florida Eye Specialists