- Appointed Support Person: State law protecting your right to advocate for a loved one
- Hospital policies: Specifically SW WA hospital policies allowing you to advocate for or accompany your loved one
- Legal documents such as Health Directives and Living Wills
Hospitals can be resistant to honoring patients wishes regarding treatment. Patients diagnosed with covid are unable to see loved ones, whose wishes are often ignored. This can lead to stressful and in some cases even tragic outcomes. Make sure you are legally equipped to override medical objections and do what’s best for your loved one.