What Is An Advance Directive For Health Care?

The Advance Care Directive for Health Care gives the individual many options including signing a simple living will, the appointment of a surrogate decision­maker called a health care proxy and designating organ donation. It also allows a person to direct when and if tube feedings should be withheld when terminally ill or persistently unconscious.

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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