Advance Directive Policy
Cleveland Eye and Laser Surgery Center
All patients have the right to participate in their own health care
decisions and to make Advance Directive or to execute a Power of Attorney that
authorizes others to make decisions on their behalf based on the patient’s
expressed wishes when the patient is unable to make decisions or unable to
communicate decisions. Cleveland Eye and
Laser Surgery Center respects and upholds those rights.
However, unlike in an acute care hospital setting, the Surgery Center
does not routinely perform “high risk” procedures. Most procedures performed in this facility
are considered to be of minimal risk. Of
course, no surgery is without risk. You
will discuss the specifics of your procedure with your physician who can answer
your question as to its risks, your expected recovery and care after your
the event of a need for resuscitation, the physician will make a decision as to
the extent resuscitation will occur based on the patient’s
condition, advanced directive, facility capability and the patient’s potential
outcome for recovery. The ASC will honor the patient’s advance directives
to the highest degree permitted by state law, and to the
maximum extent practicable.
The Ohio Department of Health, Ohio Revised Code includes detailed
information related to Advance Directive, Do Not Resuscitate Orders and Power
of Attorney and can be accessed at https://codes.ohio.gov/orc/1337.12.
At the time of admission to the Surgery Center, each patient must sign
the Advance Directive Notice acknowledging they have read and understand this
policy. Signing the Advance Directive
Notice does not invalidate any current Health Care Directive or Health Care
Power of Attorney.
If a patient does not agree to this policy, their procedure will be
rescheduled at another facility.
Surgery Center patients or patient’s representative will be notified in
writing prior to date of surgery of Center’s policies regarding advance
directive. The physician’s office
scheduling the procedure will be responsible for distributing a copy of this
written Advance Directive Policy.