Mental Health Advance Directive | Norton Healthcare Louisville, Ky.

Mental Health Advance Directive

If you are a competent adult, Kentucky law recognizes your right to make a written declaration of your wishes about mental health treatment, specifically electroconvulsive therapy, psychotropic medications and restraint or seclusion. A mental health directive also allows you to designate one or more other adults to act as your surrogate and make your mental health treatment decisions if you are unable to do so.

Kentucky law requires your mental health directive be witnessed by two adults or notarized. Neither the witnesses nor the notary public may be your current health care provider, a relative of your current health care provider, nor an employee of the health facility in which you are a resident or admitted. Further, a mental health directive is not effective in a hospital’s emergency department.

Brain tumor treatment gives Southern Indiana man new perspective on caring and compassion

(The caring team from Norton Brownsboro Hospital, from left to right: Catherine Tomes, RN, Autumn Chapman, RN, Regina Green, RN, Amanda Kroeger, PCA, Jessica Lesousky, RN, Aster Mehari, RN.) A conversation with 66-year-old Bobby Rogers […]

Read Full Story

Apple Watch catches Louisville woman’s atrial fibrillation

Rosemary Stiles’ Apple Watch started vibrating. A text message? An incoming call? A new bit of social media nonsense? None of the above. “Your heart has shown signs of an irregular rhythm suggestive of atrial […]

Read Full Story

Get help for living with epilepsy and its day-to-day challenges

In addition to the seizures that come with epilepsy, living with the condition can mean other day-to-day challenges. Stigma can lead some individuals with epilepsy to be uncomfortable spending significant time in public. Anxiety can […]

Read Full Story

Flu spread continues to slow in Louisville area

Norton Healthcare providers confirmed 1,066 flu cases in the 15-county Louisville and Southern Indiana area last week, a 24% drop from the number during New Year’s week. Another 299 cases were diagnosed by Norton Healthcare [...]

Read Full Story

Radon is a dangerous carcinogen and a particular risk in Jefferson, Bullitt and Nelson counties

Radon is a dangerous carcinogen. The odorless, invisible gas is the No. 1 cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers and the No. 2 cause of lung cancer deaths. The radioactive gas seeps out of the […]

Read Full Story
Related Stories

Brain tumor treatment gives Southern Indiana man new perspective on caring and compassion

(The caring team from Norton Brownsboro Hospital, from left to right: Catherine Tomes, RN, Autumn Chapman, RN, Regina Green, RN, Amanda Kroeger, PCA, Jessica Lesousky, RN, Aster Mehari, RN.) A conversation with 66-year-old Bobby Rogers […]

Read Full Story

Apple Watch catches Louisville woman’s atrial fibrillation

Rosemary Stiles’ Apple Watch started vibrating. A text message? An incoming call? A new bit of social media nonsense? None of the above. “Your heart has shown signs of an irregular rhythm suggestive of atrial […]

Read Full Story

Get help for living with epilepsy and its day-to-day challenges

In addition to the seizures that come with epilepsy, living with the condition can mean other day-to-day challenges. Stigma can lead some individuals with epilepsy to be uncomfortable spending significant time in public. Anxiety can […]

Read Full Story

Flu spread continues to slow in Louisville area

Norton Healthcare providers confirmed 1,066 flu cases in the 15-county Louisville and Southern Indiana area last week, a 24% drop from the number during New Year’s week. Another 299 cases were diagnosed by Norton Healthcare [...]

Read Full Story

Radon is a dangerous carcinogen and a particular risk in Jefferson, Bullitt and Nelson counties

Radon is a dangerous carcinogen. The odorless, invisible gas is the No. 1 cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers and the No. 2 cause of lung cancer deaths. The radioactive gas seeps out of the […]

Read Full Story

Search our entire site.

Schedule an Appointment

Select an appointment date and time from available spots listed below.