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Skyguy48
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posted 03-03-2014 03:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Skyguy48   Click Here to Email Skyguy48     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Has anyone ever thought about this? When the late Neil Armstrong was admitted to hospital for his heart operation, at one point he must have had to sign a document to go ahead with the medical procedure, and that signature would in all probability been the last written word by his hand.

Knowing the significance of this, what would become of that document?

Steve Zarelli
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posted 03-03-2014 03:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Steve Zarelli   Click Here to Email Steve Zarelli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I presume it would become part of his medical file and subject to HIPAA Privacy laws. The HIPAA Privacy Rule applies to the individually identifiable health information of an individual for 50 years following the date of death of the individual.

Anyone who obtained such a document could not sell it for a very long time without risking serious fines and penalties.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 03-03-2014 03:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You're also presuming information that's not (nor should be) publicly known.

For example, someone with the power of attorney could have signed any needed paperwork (as was the case when I brought my mother into the hospital before her passing).

328KF
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posted 03-03-2014 04:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 328KF   Click Here to Email 328KF     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Armstrong passed away some days following the procedure did he not? It is quite possible that he may have signed other hospital or personal documents in that timeframe.

Keith Barber
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posted 03-05-2014 09:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Keith Barber   Click Here to Email Keith Barber     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would not like to have the signed documents be it Armstrong or not. The poor man signed because he was fighting to stay alive, bad vibes...

David C
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posted 03-05-2014 11:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for David C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is pretty ghoulish.

gliderpilotuk
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posted 03-05-2014 11:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for gliderpilotuk   Click Here to Email gliderpilotuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Agreed. Where's it going?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 03-05-2014 11:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think given that the original question has been answered, this topic can be closed.

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