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A codicil is a document that makes modifications to an existing will. It is a way for you to alter or change one or more of your will's provisions without having to make a new one. The codicil must comply with the same legal and administrative formalities as your original will.
An authorization for release of medical records is a legal document that gives another person, employer, business or entity the legal right to access a copy of your medical records. Privacy laws prevent individuals without this type of authorization or another form of permission from accessing your medical records.
If you want one or more of your organs to be used after your death, you need to fill out an Organ Donor Declaration. This document authorizes that a specific organ such as your eyes, several organs such as your heart, liver and kidneys or your entire body can be donated for medical or other uses.
If a will leaves a child money, a trust is set up to protect the funds. This document explains the amount in the trust, when funds can be used and what should happen in an emergency, such as the child?s death. Some wills allow the child?s guardian or another individual to periodically withdraw a certain amount of funds.
This form is used as a tool to facilitate the legal transfer of your property or to make a gift to a minor without the necessity of establishing a legal trust for the minor child. Depending on the state in which you live, provisions of either the Uniform Gift to Minors Act or the Uniform Transfer to Minors Act will apply.
A codicil to a will lets you make a change to your existing will without having to redo the entire thing. You might want a codicil to add provisions regarding children. For example, you might want to add a child or children to your will who were born after the original creation of your will.
If you want a copy of your doctor records, a formal medical records request must be filed. This is to protect patients? privacy in accordance to the federal law HIPAA. You will need to contact the doctor?s office and fill out some paperwork before the forms will be released.
If you wish to change the directives that were included in your living will, a revocation of a living will is necessary to legalize the change. Similarly, a revocation is necessary to get rid of an existing power of attorney who has financial authority on your behalf. Such a document can also be used to substitute your power of attorney.