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PA HealthCare DecisionMaking

This website focuses on individual & representative health care decision-making, involving aging, medical, & "end-of-life" decisions, in Pennsylvania (under Act 169 of 2006, effective 01/29/2007), with reference to trends nationally.

Sitemaster is Neil E. Hendershot, Esq., of Harrisburg, PA, who practices in elder law, estate & personal planning, fiduciary administrations, & Orphans' Court litigation, at Serratelli, Schiffman & Brown, P.C., in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He also
teaches as an Adjunct Professor at Widener University School of Law (Hbg Campus), and authors the PA ELDER, ESTATE & FIDUCIARY LAW BLOG.

Professional education courses presented by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute (affiliated with the Pennsylvania Bar Association) & certain PA county bar associations (Montgomery, Lebanon, & Lancaster) refer to this website as course material. Online audio webcast, CD audio replay, & DVD video display of courses are available. See: Act 169 Courses.

the "Website Notice of Rights & Disclaimers" below. Ads on this site appear from the hosting service, not the author.

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"For it is in giving that we receive."

-- Saint Francis of Assisi (1182-1226)

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Note: The free Adobe Acrobat Acrobat document Health Care TableReader, needed to view some documents,
is available for download & installation here.

This site remains "under construction" always.
It will be updated periodically & sporadically.

Comments or suggestions for resource links are welcome by email addressed to:

Website Notice of Rights & Disclaimers

Information in this website is provided to the public for educational purposes only.

Reading or using this website does not, alone, create an attorney-client relationship with me or with the law firm where I work. Nothing on this website, or links from it, shall constitute legal advice or formal opinions; and no reader is justified in relying solely upon the contents of this website or upon any links. If a reader requires legal advice or services, contact a qualified attorney licensed in the appropriate jurisdictions or forums to provide personal, confidential advice or representation. More specifically, to the extent this website references any federal tax matters, such entries cannot be used by a taxpayer for the purpose of avoiding penalties that may be imposed under law, according to IRS Circular 230.

Any opinions expressed by me on this website are solely mine, and not those of the law firm where I work, the Joint State Government Commission, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Widener University School of Law, or any other organization with which I am associated. By supplying a link to another website, I do not endorse its views. I always urge due diligence and discretion when evaluating the veracity of any material found on the worldwide web, regardless of the referral source.

Contents of this website are subject to change without notice. Entries may contain dated, inaccurate, or incomplete information on the subject matter.

This site's presentation & any original material are Copyright © 2006-2011 and thereafter by Neil E. Hendershot, with "All Rights Reserved". Copied or cross-referenced materials on this website are displayed under the federal "Fair Use Doctrine", with full recognition of the copyrights secured by others.

Any comments or objections about the use of material on this website should be directed immediately to me at: