When Does My Advance Directive Go Into Effect?

Unless you state something different, your advance directive will be used only when you are too sick to choose your care or tell others what care you want. Your doctor will help decide if and when that time has come and when your advance directive should be used.

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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