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.

Free COVID-19 testing at St. Stephen Baptist Church Saturday, July 11

Norton Healthcare is partnering with St. Stephen Baptist Church to offer free coronavirus/COVID-19 testing Saturday, July 11. 2 Ways to Register Online Or: Call (502) 861-4600, Option 1 You can also: Download Information The free […]

Read Full Story

What’s the purpose of a coronavirus antibody test?

A coronavirus antibody test can show whether you were infected in the past and determine if you are eligible to donate potentially lifesaving plasma that can pass the virus-fighting antibodies to a critically ill COVID-19 […]

Read Full Story

Face mask fact or fiction? A doctor answers

With so many opinions about face masks and the coronavirus, it can get confusing trying to determine what’s fact and what’s myth. Monalisa M. Tailor, M.D., internal medicine physician with Norton Community Medical Associates – [...]

Read Full Story

Closing racial health disparities will pay off with improved prevention

Increasing access to health care for African Americans will reduce racial health disparities, but real progress will come as more patients get preventive medicine like routine lab work and cancer screenings, according to a physician […]

Read Full Story

Recipe: Red, white and blue chocolate-covered strawberries

A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down” and “let food be thy medicine” are two age-old adages that still ring true today. Using your creativity to add fun and flavor to foods is […]

Read Full Story
Related Stories

Free COVID-19 testing at St. Stephen Baptist Church Saturday, July 11

Norton Healthcare is partnering with St. Stephen Baptist Church to offer free coronavirus/COVID-19 testing Saturday, July 11. 2 Ways to Register Online Or: Call (502) 861-4600, Option 1 You can also: Download Information The free […]

Read Full Story

What’s the purpose of a coronavirus antibody test?

A coronavirus antibody test can show whether you were infected in the past and determine if you are eligible to donate potentially lifesaving plasma that can pass the virus-fighting antibodies to a critically ill COVID-19 […]

Read Full Story

Face mask fact or fiction? A doctor answers

With so many opinions about face masks and the coronavirus, it can get confusing trying to determine what’s fact and what’s myth. Monalisa M. Tailor, M.D., internal medicine physician with Norton Community Medical Associates – [...]

Read Full Story

Closing racial health disparities will pay off with improved prevention

Increasing access to health care for African Americans will reduce racial health disparities, but real progress will come as more patients get preventive medicine like routine lab work and cancer screenings, according to a physician […]

Read Full Story

Recipe: Red, white and blue chocolate-covered strawberries

A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down” and “let food be thy medicine” are two age-old adages that still ring true today. Using your creativity to add fun and flavor to foods is […]

Read Full Story

Search our entire site.

Schedule an Appointment

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