LEWISTON – The Dr. Paul Fortier Chapter 52, Association Canado-Americaine, will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, April 4, in the Senior Citizens Room of the Multi-Purpose Center.

Following the group’s monthly business meeting, there will be a talk on “The Hows and Whys of Establishing Advanced Directives and Living Wills” by Lewiston attorney Robert Couturier.

An advance directive specifies the type of medical care a person would like to have in the event that he or she becomes severely incapacitated and is unable to make such decisions or share his or her wishes with family members and doctors.

A living will is one type of advance directive, designed specifically to come into effect when a person is terminally ill. In this document, one can designate the kind of treatment requested in certain situations.

Since regulations vary from state to state, Couturier will explain the specific laws governing advanced directives within the state. He also will discuss the function of do-not-resuscitate orders and the medical power of attorney.

More information on the event or the Association Canado-Americaine is available by calling ACA Chapter 52 President Gerard Legare at 783-0606.


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