What Is An Advance Directive?

It is a written tool used to guide health care decisions when an individual is unable to do so because of incapacity. Most people are familiar with the terms "living will" or "durable power of attorney for health care" as types of 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.

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