What Are Advance Directives?
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.
Additional Estate Planning Articles
- What Is A Health Care Agent?
- Who Can I Choose To Be My Health Care Agent?
- Do I Have To Choose A Health Care Agent?
- What Is The Difference Between A Living Will And An Advance Directive?
- What Is An End-Stage Condition?
- Do I Have To Use Any Particular Form?
- Do I Need Witnesses?
- Who Can Be A Witness?
- How Long Does An Advance Directive Remain In Effect?
- Can I Change My Mind?
- What If I Already Have A Living Will Or Durable Power Of Attorney For Health Care? Do I Still Need To Prepare An Advance Directive?
- Can I Be Denied Health Care If I Dont Have An Advance Directive?
- Who Can I Select As My Health Care Agent?
- Do The Forms Need To Be Notarized?
- Do Any Of These Documents Deal With Financial Matters?
- When Using These Forms To Make A Decision, How Do I Show The Choices That I Have Made?
- Should You Fill Out Both The Living Will And Advance Directive Form?
- Are These Forms Valid In Another State?
- To Whom Should I Give Copies Of My Advance Directive?
- If I Have An Advance Directive, Do I Also Need An Emergency Medical Services Palliative Care/Do-No-Resuscitate Order?
- Does The Ems Palliative Care/Dnr Order Have To Be In A Particular Form?
- Can I Use An Advance Directive To Make An Organ Donation?
- Where Can I Go For Additional Information?