What Is An Advance Directive For Health Care?

It is a legal document that states your wishes, in advance, regarding potential health care decisions. The Mississippi optional Advance Directive for Health Care is a three­part form that can provide instructions in the following ways: stating your wishes regarding "extraordinary techniques that prolong life through artificial means", giving other specific instructions regarding your own health care and naming someone (your agent) to make health care decisions.

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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