What Should I Do With My Advance Directive Once I Complete It?

You should retain your original completed and signed Advance Health Care Directive give a copy of the form to your physician and to any other health care providers that you have. You should also give a copy the person that you have named as your health care agent. It would be a good idea talk to that person and make sure that he or she understands your wishes and is willing to take responsibility. In addition, you may want to give copies to other family members and close friends.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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