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.

Improve your chances of getting pregnant

Improving your chances of getting pregnant starts with when you decide to try to have a child. You’re excited and ready to begin this part of your life. Planning for your health and that of […]

Read Full Story

Norton Healthcare implements vaccine wait list

Norton Healthcare recently implemented a COVID-19 vaccine wait list for those eligible for vaccination under Kentucky state government guidelines. Norton Healthcare set up the wait list as it became clear that demand for vaccinations far […]

Read Full Story

Who should get the whooping cough vaccine before meeting a newborn?

Grandparents, other family members and caregivers need to make sure they’re up to date on the whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine at least two weeks before meeting a newborn to protect against the potentially deadly disease. […]

Read Full Story

Treatment for cluster headaches — ‘The most severe pain’

Cluster headache medication can reduce the extreme pain of these episodic headaches, as well as the frequency. Active periods of cluster headaches can last one week to several months, with pain-free periods of at least […]

Read Full Story

Norton Healthcare sponsors Jaylin Stewart mural at 16th and West Broadway

Norton Healthcare is proud to sponsor a new mural by Louisville artist Jaylin Stewart, located at the corner of 16th Street and West Broadway. “My hope is that it inspires,” Jaylin said. “I hope that […]

Read Full Story
Related Stories

Improve your chances of getting pregnant

Improving your chances of getting pregnant starts with when you decide to try to have a child. You’re excited and ready to begin this part of your life. Planning for your health and that of […]

Read Full Story

Norton Healthcare implements vaccine wait list

Norton Healthcare recently implemented a COVID-19 vaccine wait list for those eligible for vaccination under Kentucky state government guidelines. Norton Healthcare set up the wait list as it became clear that demand for vaccinations far […]

Read Full Story

Who should get the whooping cough vaccine before meeting a newborn?

Grandparents, other family members and caregivers need to make sure they’re up to date on the whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine at least two weeks before meeting a newborn to protect against the potentially deadly disease. […]

Read Full Story

Treatment for cluster headaches — ‘The most severe pain’

Cluster headache medication can reduce the extreme pain of these episodic headaches, as well as the frequency. Active periods of cluster headaches can last one week to several months, with pain-free periods of at least […]

Read Full Story

Norton Healthcare sponsors Jaylin Stewart mural at 16th and West Broadway

Norton Healthcare is proud to sponsor a new mural by Louisville artist Jaylin Stewart, located at the corner of 16th Street and West Broadway. “My hope is that it inspires,” Jaylin said. “I hope that […]

Read Full Story

Search our entire site.

Schedule an Appointment

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