Step two: Learn about what kinds of medical choices Coronavirus patients and their families are commonly asked to make, and talk about what you would choose with your loved ones.
In the next three posts, I share simple and effective steps to prepare yourself for Coronavirus specific decision making “just in case.”
Step One: Complete a Power of Attorney form for healthcare.
What is it? A document that designates a person or persons who will make medical decisions for you if you are sick and unable to make them for yourself. Any person over 18 should have one,
You may already know that end of life paperwork and planning documents like wills and Advance Directives need to be notarized to be official. We have to physically distance now, so is it still necessary to have legal and medical paperwork notarized?
Good news! As of April 17 2020, there are 43 states using Remote Online Notarizations (or RONs) on either a temporary or permanent basis.
What is a RON, and how is it different from an in person notary? Basically, RONs allow the notary and the person signing documents to be in different places. They’re conducted using Zoom or FaceTime, with a third party who verifies the identity of the signer.