Advance Directives

In Ohio, “advance directives” is the term used to describe three types of legal documents you can complete to express your wishes regarding your future health care:

  1. a durable power of attorney for health care (POA),
  2. a declaration for mental health treatment, and
  3. a living will.

An advance directive can be an important tool for you to guide your care should your attending physician determine that you lack capacity to make your own health care choices.

What is our policy for advance directives?  

At the Dayton Eye Surgery Center, as with outpatient facilities in general, we do not honor DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) directives. If you have advance directives, please bring them with you to the facility, and in the case of a transfer to a hospital, the documentation will accompany you, and will be honored at the hospital. Information regarding advance directives can be obtained by calling our facility at 937.431.9531.