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  • Alzheimer's Services of Louisiana Legal Planning for Louisiana Residents

    Information about legal planning and contact information for organizations that provide legal and or other help. Content Detail

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    Alzheimer's Services of Louisiana
  • A Self Help Guide to Planning for Incapacity

    A self-help guide to plan for incapacity including advance directive forms for Louisiana. By using advance directives, you can control your health care decisions, even if you become incapacitated in the future. You prepare the advance directives while you are capable of making your own decisions. Generally, they take the form of instructions to your doctor, or the appointment of someone to make decisions for you. They can cover specific treatments such as life-sustaining procedures, or be very general and cover all medical decisions. Content Detail

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    Statewide Elder Law Taskforce
  • Mental Health Treatment and Law- Advanced Directives v. Power of Attorney

    A Guide to Advance Directives and Power of Attorney on Mental Health Treatment and Mental Health Law. Mental Health Law is a specialized set of laws that can be found in the Louisiana Revised Statues (La. R.S. 28:1-28:213). It does not contain a specific definition for mental illness, but does define a “Mentally ill person” as any person with a psychiatric disorder which has substantial adverse effects on his/her ability to function and who requires care and treatment. Content Detail

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    Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Office of Citizens with Developmental Disabilities (OCDD)

    OCDD gives information and services for Louisiana residents with a developmental disability, defined as a severe chronic disability caused by mental retardation, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, or autism. Read More