Health care proxy handouts at hospital

Members of the South Shore Hospital ethics committee will hand out health care proxy documents in the hospital dining room this week, starting on Tuesday. The committee members also will act as witnesses for employees, patients, or family members who want to fill out the proxies immediately. State law allows people to name a “proxy” to make health care decisions on their behalf and according to their wishes. The ethics committee members will be at the hospital dining room on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 4:30 to 6 p.m.  

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