Health Care Power of Attorney
A durable power of attorney for health care is a document that names your health care proxy. Your proxy is someone you trust to make health decisions if you are unable to do so.
SC Living Will or “Declaration of a Desire for a Natural Death” under the SC Death with Dignity Act
A living will tells how you feel about care intended to sustain life. You can accept or refuse medical care. There are many issues to address, including tube feeding, dialysis, organ donation and breathing machines.
SC Adult Health Care Consent Act
If you do not have an advance directive, the SC Adult Health Care Consent Act lists the order of priority of persons who may make health care decisions for a patient who is unable to consent. Click here to see the SC Adult Health Care Consent Act.
Isn't It Time We Talked?
The South Carolina Hospital Association joined with the Carolinas Center for Hospice and End of Life Care, the South Carolina Medical Association, and the South Carolina Bar Association to develop two documents on advance care planning to help the public and health care professionals: “Isn’t It Time We Talk” brochure and Frequently Asked Questions about advance directives.
The Conversation Project
This website provides many resources for assisting the patient and/or loved ones in having an advance care planning conversation. Resources are free and downloadable from this site.