Advance Directive

Advance Directive

Advance Directive

Advance Directive is a document that refers to your right to make decisions about medical treatment.  It allows you to direct who will make health care decisions for you and to state your wishes for medical treatment.

Your doctors will give you information and advice about treatment, but the ultimate decision is yours. You can say, “yes” to treatments you want. You can say “no” to any treatment that you don’t want, even if the treatment might keep you alive longer.

Advice from your doctor

Advice from family and friends

Having someone else make the decision

If you’re too sick to decide

Be prepared with an Advance Health Care Directive

About your health care agent

When someone else decides your treatment

If you don’t want to name an agent