What should I do with my advance healthcare directive? You should give a copy to your family doctor, to the hospital, your family, and those people you have named to help make decisions for you if you cannot.
Can I change my advance healthcare directive? You can change your mind and revoke a Living Will or Power of Attorney at any time. To do this you need to tell your family or healthcare team that you revoke the document. Another way to revoke your advance healthcare is to make a new one, sign it and date it.
What if I don’t have an advance healthcare directive? As long as you are able to communicate with your physician, you will decide what type of healthcare you want or do not want. If you are unable to communicate with your physician, your physician will discuss this with your family. If you have no family, a court order may be necessary to decide what type of treatment is best for you.
Where can I get forms to complete an advanced healthcare directive? Ask your physician, nurse, or social worker for the forms to make an advance healthcare directive.
If you would like to know more about advance directives or a living will, please check our Frequently Asked Questionsor contact your physician, nurse or social worker.
Click on the links below to view and print documents.
Power of Attorney