Also known as a "Directive to Physicians and Family or Surrogates Form," this form is designed to help you communicate your wishes about medical treatment at some time in the future when you are unable to make your wishes known because of illness or injury. Click here for the form from Texas Health & Human Services.
Except to the extent you state otherwise, this document gives the person you name as your agent the authority to make any and all health care decisions for you in accordance with your wishes, including your religious and moral beliefs, when you are no longer capable of making them yourself. Click here for the form from Texas Health & Human Services
Without explicit legal permission, no one can access your protected health information ("PHI"). This applies to a patient’s parents, children, spouse, friends, coworkers, employers, etc. HIPAA release forms allow patients to authorize their health provider to disclose information to a third-party of their choosing. Click here for the form from the Texas Attorney General's Office.