If you are in the hospital, you probably want certain family members and trusted friends to be able to get information about your condition or prognosis. You may need to plan ahead to ensure this happens.
A Codicil is a legal document that changes specific provisions of your Last Will and Testament but leaves all of the other provisions unchanged. As long as you are mentally competent, you can change, modify, update, or completely revoke your Last Will and Testament at any time. The question becomes, should you make a Codicil or should you rewrite your entire Will?