Once I Complete My Advance Directive Documents What Do I Do?

You should give your written instructions to your doctor, hospital, nursing home or other health care provider ­ as well as anyone else involved in your health care decision­making. In addition, you should talk to your doctor and discuss your health care wishes, desires and fears so that if you are unable to make a decision your doctor can know and follow your wishes.

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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