National Health Care Decisions Day

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April 16 is National Health Care Decisions Day. In recognition of this day, we would encourage everyone to have meaningful discussions with your family and friends about your wishes with regard to medical treatment decisions. Your thoughts about medical treatment will no doubt change with age and health, and no one likes discussing end-of-life issues,…

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The importance of establishing a Medical Power of Attorney.

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Medical Power of Attorney allows you to choose a trusted agent to make medical decisions when you are incapacitated.   February is American Heart Month, a movement established to help make people aware of heart health and preventative medicine and practices. An important part of that preparation includes establishing someone you trust as your medical…

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Nurse Practitioners Are Exempt from Subpoena to Trial

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On March 28, Governor Haslam signed a bill adding advance practice nurses to the statutory list of persons exempt from subpoena to trial. As a general rule, anyone can be subpoenaed to testify at trial. Rule 45 of the Tennessee Rules of Civil Procedure generally govern subpoenas in civil lawsuits. Subpoenas are serious, whether they…

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