Advance Directives

You have a right to make an advance directive. You have a right to make decisions about the health care you receive now and in the future. An Advance Directive is a written statement about how you want medical decisions made when you can no longer make them for yourself. North Carolina has three advance directives: Health Care Power of Attorney, Living Will, and Mental Health Treatment Preference declaration. Call us at (704) 722-4455 about Advance Directives and how to access the forms you will need if you are interested, or you may call Caring Connections directly at (800) 658-8898.

Statement of Limitation (755ILCS35/) ASC Wide Conscious Objection: (Applies to all procedures that take place in the facility)

Greater Gaston Endoscopy Center is an Ambulatory Surgery Center and for the purpose of performing elective Endoscopy in a safe and uncomplicated manner, patients are expected to have an excellent outcome. If a patient should have a complication, and in the event of deterioration, the center staff will always attempt to resuscitate the patient. Upon transfer to CaroMont Medical Center the hospital’s policy regarding Advance Directives will then be followed. A copy of the patient’s advance directive will be provided to the hospital in the event of a transfer. The Administrator, Physicians, and or Nurse Manager will speak with any patient who presents an Advance Directive during registration and who has concerns regarding the Center’s policy. Additional information can be obtained at www.caringinfo.org

North Carolina Advance Directive information can also be found at www.secretary.state.nc.us

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