Kenneth Vercammen is a Middlesex County trial attorney who has published 130 articles in national and New Jersey publications on Criminal Law and litigation topics. He was awarded the NJ State State Bar Municipal Court Practitioner of the Year. He lectures and handles criminal cases, Municipal Court, DWI, traffic and other litigation matters. He is Co Chair of the ABA Criminal Law Committee, GP and was a speaker at the ABA Annual Meeting. To schedule a confidential consultation, call us or New clients email us evenings and weekends go to www.njlaws.com/ContactKenV.htm

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Priority of Visitation Language

Priority of Visitation Language

[Can be used in a health care power of attorney, a living will, or a designation of agent form.]
In the event of my incapacity, my Agent, _____________________________, shall be afforded the first opportunity to visit with my attending physician and me.
If I am unable to express my own desires regarding visitation or discuss my care with my attending physician, my Agent shall have the sole right to decide when and if other parties may visit with my attending physician or me. My Agent shall have the authority to limit subsequent contact by third parties and relatives with my attending physician and myself.
This provision is intended to clearly establish my Agent’s authority over my blood relatives or legal representatives who may hold priority over visitation, health care decisions, and conference with treating physicians, in the event of my incapacity, under applicable law or custom.