Once I Complete An Advance Directive What Should I Do?

You should tell the following persons that you have completed an advance directive and give them copies of the directives you have made: your physician; the person(s) you have named as a health care agent or as your attorney­in­fact for health care decisions; anyone who will make the existence of your advance directives known if you cannot do so yourself, such as family members, close friends, your clergy or lawyer. You should also bring copies when you are admitted to a hospital, nursing home or other health care facility. The copies will be made part of your medical record.

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