What happens if I do not have a Health Care Directive?

If you don’t have a Health Care Directive and, God forbid, you become incapacitated and cannot communicate your own decisions regarding your health care, then your family becomes responsible for those health care decisions.

What’s worse, if your family members cannot agree on health care decisions for you, they may be forced to go to court and have a judge decide, which would allow a judge to make the decision for you. With a Health Care Directive, you can save your family from fighting about your care and ending up in a hurtful court battle.

Further, if you do not have a Health Care Directive and a trusted health care representative, your doctors may not know to perform Sharī‘a-compliant health care solutions for you. To ensure your health care is in line with your moral and religious values, you must sign a Health Care Directive for your physicians to follow.

Use our HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVE software to prepare your own state-specific, legally binding Health Care Directive that is Sharī‘a-compliant and customized to your situation.

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