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Health Care Proxy &
HIPAA Authorizations

A Massachusetts Health Care Proxy is a document in which you name one or more persons to make health care decisions for you if you are unable to make them yourself. It is important to have the proper documents in place so that someone you choose can make decisions for you in the event you become incapacitated. The agent you name can speak on your behalf about the goals of your care and what treatments you may or may not want. While extremely important, a health care proxy is simple to produce.

A HIPAA Authorization is a simple form that permits one or more persons of your choosing to access your medical records. The Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a federal law that limits the sharing of information about your medical records. Without a HIPAA authorization in place, even family members may be prevented from seeing your medical records, which will make their decision-making difficult.