You can use a HIPAA waiver to grant access to your medical records to loved ones, trustees, agents, or others you trust who may need access to your records. If you have a Living Trust that names someone to act as Trustee in the event you are incapacitated, that person, if they are not the same person as your healthcare Agent, may need access to your medical records for the purpose of proving your incapacity. Therefore, it is important as part of a comprehensive Estate Plan to have an independent HIPAA waiver granting access to your medical records to certain other individuals who may be named to act as part of your estate plan. The Health Insurance Portability and Protection Act of 1996 is a federal law which governs the use and access rules regarding your private medical information. In general, all healthcare providers in the United States must follow this law, so it is important that your estate planning documents include proper HIPAA access provisions in order to grant release of your medical records to your Agents and other individuals you choose so that they can make informed decisions for you during any period in which you are unable to act for yourself.
All Individual Flat Fee Estate Planning Documents require a consultation with Attorney to determine if your estate planning situation is suited for the selected Individual Flat Fee Estate Planning Document. Certain complex, unusual, or complicated situations may not be appropriate for use of this Individual Flat Fee Estate Planning Document and should be discussed with Attorney before representation begins. Certain complex, unusual, or complicated situations may not be appropriate for this option and should be discussed with Attorney before representation begins. Client has the option to upgrade their purchase to a different Flat Fee Estate Planning Package after consultation with Attorney if Client so desires. Attorney is not retained unless and until a written fee agreement is signed by both Attorney and Client. All fees received from client for flat fee services are considered earned when paid and that fee, upon payment, becomes the property of the law firm. The flat fee will be deposited in Attorney’s business account, rather than the firm’s trust account, and Client hereby specifically agrees that Attorney may do so.
All Individual Flat Fee Estate Planning documents are delivered virtually, by either email or U.S. Mail and Client is responsible for executing the documents themselves with advice and instructions from Attorney. Client may choose to travel to Eau Claire, Wisconsin and execute documents at a physical signing ceremony with Attorney for an additional fee.
Attorney is also available to travel to Clients located within 90 miles of Eau Claire, Wisconsin to sign documents in person at Client’s home, hospital, or nursing home for an additional fee including hourly fees charged at Attorney’s current hourly rate. For any Client within 90 miles from Eau Claire, Wisconsin desiring Attorney to travel to them, or for any Client located further than 90 miles from Attorney who may desire Attorney to travel to them, please consult with Attorney first via email before purchasing any individual Flat Fee Estate Planning Documents to ensure Attorney can meet your needs in the timeframe desired. There is a $250 rush charge for all documents requiring delivery in less than 14 days from date of purchase.
Please enter your email address at checkout and the best phone number to reach you at as well as two possible dates/times for a phone consultation. After you check out, Attorney will contact you by email with a questionnaire to fill out and will set up a phone consultation with you to begin drafting your document according to your wishes.