What documents are part of ACP?
ACP includes several documents:
- An advance directive and living will – a written document stating a patient’s wishes about healthcare decisions in the event the patient becomes unable to make healthcare decisions in the future.
- A durable do not resuscitate (DDNR), physician’s orders of scope of treatment (POST) or equivalent form – a signed medical order for specific healthcare to be provided to, or withheld from, a patient in the event of a medical emergency, such as cardiac arrest.
- A guardianship or custody document – a court document granting decision-making authority to a guardian or custodian for a patient deemed legally incompetent.
- Learn More About Advance Care Planning Document Types
Who can have ACP conversations?
An ACP conversation can be started by any member of your care team or support network (e.g., family members, neighbors, friends). Several disciplines can bill for these conversations.
- Surrogate – an adult authorized by Virginia statute to make medical decisions for a decisonally incapacitated patient when there is no applicable advance directive or appointed agent.
- A power of attorney – an adult legally appointed by the individual in an advance directive to make healthcare decisions in the event of the individual's decisional incapacity. The PoA is also known as medical power of attorney, agent, or healthcare agent.
How do I access my patients' ACP documents on file at Inova?
EpicCare Link is a free, enhanced read-only application offering community providers secure, remote access to view their patients' Inova medical records. Learn more
How do I share my patients' documents with Inova?
It is important for Inova to have a copy of your patients’ most recent ACP documents as soon as they are available. Fax them to us at 571-472-6505 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What training and educational resources are available?
Additional Educational Resources: