Why Your Texas Estate Plan Needs a HIPAA Release



Estate planning is a crucial step in securing your legacy and providing for your loved ones after you’re gone. However, many people overlook a vital component of this process: ensuring their healthcare wishes are honored and their medical information is accessible when needed. In Texas, as in many other states, a HIPAA release is a crucial element of a comprehensive estate plan. In this article, we’ll explore why a HIPAA release is essential for your Texas estate plan and how Janelle Cremé, Esq., an experienced estate planning attorney serving [Insert Location], can assist you in this aspect of your planning.


The Importance of a HIPAA Release in Your Texas Estate Plan:


Ensuring Privacy and Access to Medical Information:

A HIPAA release, named after the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, grants designated individuals access to your protected health information (PHI) in the event that you are unable to make medical decisions for yourself. Without a HIPAA release, even close family members may be denied access to crucial medical information, leading to delays or complications in your healthcare.


Janelle Cremé, Esq. understands the importance of privacy and access to medical information in estate planning. With her expertise, she can help you draft a HIPAA release that designates trusted individuals to make healthcare decisions on your behalf and access your medical records when necessary. By ensuring your healthcare wishes are documented and accessible, you can have peace of mind knowing that your loved ones will be able to advocate for your needs during challenging times.


Coordinating Healthcare Decisions with Your Estate Plan:


In addition to granting access to medical information, a HIPAA release plays a crucial role in coordinating healthcare decisions with your overall estate plan. For example, if you have appointed a healthcare power of attorney to make medical decisions on your behalf, they will need access to your medical records to make informed choices about your care.


Janelle Cremé, Esq. can help you integrate your healthcare directives seamlessly into your estate plan, ensuring that your wishes are clearly communicated and legally enforceable. Whether you’re updating an existing estate plan or starting from scratch, Janelle’s personalized approach will ensure that your healthcare preferences are honored and your loved ones are empowered to act on your behalf.


Ready to take the next step in your estate planning journey? Contact Janelle Cremé, Esq. today to discuss how we can assist with drafting a HIPAA release and other essential elements of your Texas estate plan. With Janelle’s guidance, you can have confidence that your legacy will be protected, and your loved ones will be provided for according to your wishes. Visit our website or call us at [Insert Contact Information] to schedule your consultation.


Don’t wait until it’s too late to ensure your healthcare wishes are honored. Reach out to Janelle Cremé, Esq. today and take control of your estate planning journey.




Janelle Creme, PLLC

900 S. Preston Rd, Ste 50 #101

Prosper, TX 75078


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