FAQ: Storing Important Documents, such as Advance Medical Directives


Proper preparation will keep your important documents safe and ensure that you have peace of mind during hurricanes or in any emergencies or natural disasters.   At Farr Law Firm, P.C., we offer a service called DocuBank to ensure that that important legal documents will be there when you need them most, such as when you are hospitalized. DocuBank is an electronic storage and access service for healthcare directives. 

Frequently Asked Questions about DocuBank
DocuBank stores all of your Advance Medical Directives, including your Living Will, Health Care Power of Attorney, HIPAA Release, Organ Donor Form, Funeral Arrangements, and All Other Advance Directives, so they are available whenever you need them.
DocuBank transmits advance medical directives to hospitals within moments, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, around the world.
When a hospital calls into DocuBank, they receive a cover page listing your three Emergency Contacts with phone numbers as well as your primary doctor so that they can be reached in an emergency.
Your documents are stored safely in DocuBank’s system and available immediately by using your Member Number and PIN Code located on the DocuBank Emergency Card. Carry your DocuBank Emergency Card in your wallet. Hospitals can access your documents by placing a toll free call to 1-800-DOCUBANK (to have them faxed) or by clicking the Hospital Button, or using the pop up box on the DocuBank home page (to print them immediately).
Docubank is a special service we provide to clients of Farr Law Firm, P.C. who set up Advance Medical Directives such as those listed in your first question. Once you are set up, the DocuBank Emergency card arrives within 4-6 weeks of enrollment and comes with alert stickers to be placed on your driver’s license. Hope you come by and take advantage of this great service soon!
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About Evan H Farr, CELA, CAP

Evan H. Farr is a 4-time Best-Selling author in the field of Elder Law and Estate Planning. In addition to being one of approximately 500 Certified Elder Law Attorneys in the Country, Evan is one of approximately 100 members of the Council of Advanced Practitioners of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and is a Charter Member of the Academy of Special Needs Planners.