What Do I Do Next?
Complete the Forms. Download the forms provided on this website by clicking on the links above. Complete the forms according to your wishes and sign them in the presence of two witnesses.
All Advance Directive Forms must be witnessed or notarized when the person signs them. The witnesses must be competent adults and cannot be any of the following: the healthcare agent chosen to make a treatment decision, an individual related by blood or marriage, an individual entitled to any part of the person’s estate under a will; a caregiver; the attending physician or any of his staff or hospital employee.
Who Should Get a Copy?
Place the original(s) in a safe place. Make copies and give one to your primary care doctor. Bring a copy with you when you are admitted to any hospital. Give a copy to any person you name as your agent in the Medical Power of Attorney.
Don’t wait. The minutes you invest today will be a gift to your family.
It’s easy to put this off and never get around to it. By completing your advance directives documents you’ll be taking a tremendous weight off the shoulders of your loved ones, if the time ever comes when you can’t speak for yourself.