“I am concerned about what would happen if I were to become ill and if I lacked the capacity to make my own health care decisions. Specifically, I am wondering whether my agent (Power of Attorney for Health Care) would be able to access my medical records and whether he/she would be able to speak to my doctors on my behalf. "

Answer:  Your agent should be given access based on his/his status as agent.  It is, however, advisable to sign a release granting your agent the right to any information that may be protected under HIPPA, or include some language in your Health Care Proxy.

Sonya Mittelman, Attorney at Law
Law Office of Sonya Mittelman
Bronx, New York  10461
718-863-4647
Member of the national ElderCare Matters Alliance, New York chapter

Recent Posts

Stay in Touch with Elder Care Matters

 Facebook  Twitter  Google Plus  Linked  Blogger

eNewsletter Sign Up

ElderCare Answers

If you need answers to your elder care questions, send your questions to us at:

Answers@ElderCareMatters.com

Answers are provided by our ElderCare Matters Partners, some of America's TOP Elder Care Professionals who have years of experience in helping families plan for and deal with a wide range of Elder Care / Senior Care Services.

All Q&A's are posted on the homepage of ElderCareMatters.com

ElderCare Matters Articles

ElderCare Matters Articles are useful and up-to-date Elder Care / Senior Care articles that are provided by our ElderCare Matters Partners to help you plan for and deal with your family's elder care matters.

If you help familes plan for or deal with elder care matters, then you owe it to yourself and to families across America to become a professional member of the National ElderCare Matters Alliance and to be listed on the many Elder Care / Senior Care Directories that are sponsored by this National Alliance of Elder Care Professionals.

ElderCareDirectories.com

For additional information about professional membership in the National ElderCare Matters Alliance, (including the many benefits of becoming one of our ElderCare Matters Partners) and to download an Application for your Basic, Premium or Partner Membership in the National ElderCare Matters Alliance, visit: ElderCare Matters Alliance.