How do I protect my healthcare rights? Well, HIPPA does a pretty good job of protecting that and that your healthcare, uh, professionals are restricted to not release any of your healthcare information to anyone without your authorization. So, my advice and opinion to you is to designate a healthcare surrogate form where you designate what person or persons that you would like to be able to receive your healthcare information and also to be able to make medical decisions for you if you’re unable to do so. And this is called a healthcare surrogate form. In addition to that, you should execute a living will, which is a really, a dying declaration, which gives designates an authorized life support to be discontinued any one in any one of these three uh, circumstances. If you have a terminal condition, end stage condition, or permanent vegetative state, you can select all or any one or two of these circumstances where you would want life support to be discontinued. There’s one other form that you can execute when you sign your estate planning documents. It’s called a standby guardian file, so that if you would be adjudicated, incapacitated, that you can designate who you’d want to be your guardian in order to be able to make healthcare decisions for you. If you have any questions, give me a call at (727) 847-2288.