Estate & Health Law
Estate & Health Law: Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney
Mrs. Cinocca graduated from the University of Tulsa certified in Health Law. As a former chairman of the Oklahoma Health Law Committee, Mrs. Cinocca conferred with many nursing home administrators and the families of their patients on end-of-life decision making issues. She has engaged in many public speaking engagements on these and related issues, many times to families of patients suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia, or otherwise in assisted living.
After conducting comprehensive research on each state’s laws on surrogate decision making, her article in favor of a Family Surrogate Decision Making Statute in Oklahoma was published on December 26, 1998. This article addresses how medical providers choose who may make decisions for an incapacitated person when no advance directive is in place. You may view the article by clicking on the link below:
Cinocca, Tracy. “The Need for a Family Decision Making Statute in Oklahoma.” Oklahoma Bar Journal. Vol. 69, No. 48, 12/26/98.
On June 24, 2005, Mrs. Cinocca attended a conference by the Philadelphia Bar Institute on End of Life Decision Making. Experts agree that if only more people would execute advance directives and discuss end of life decision making, then their families and friends would be much better prepared to handle their loss. It is far more difficult for family members to disagree on end of life decisions for you, if they all know your desires. In addition to the advance directives based on the statutorily prescribed link below, you should familiarize yourself and loved ones with the following: