Kim Literovich recently spoke at the Mankato Clinic Staff Appreciation Event about health care directives.

A health care directive is a written document that informs others of your wishes about your health care.   You have the right to state your wishes or appoint an agent in writing so that others will know what you want if you can’t tell them because of illness or injury.

A health care directive is important if your attending physician determines you can’t communicate your health care choices because of physical or mental capacity.  It is also important if you wish to have someone else make your health care decisions.  

There are certain requirements that must be met to make your healthcare legal.  Kim can help you develop your directive.  Contact her at 507-345-1166 or at