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What is an Advance Health Care Directive?

Advance Health Care Directive

1. An Advance Health Care Directive is a document outlining your wishes concerning the medical treatments you wish to receive, as well as the ones you do not wish to receive, in an effort to prolong your life. It spells-out the circumstances under which you would like to be kept alive artificially or be allowed to die naturally.

2. In conjunction with these end-of-life decisions, an Advance Health Care Directive can include stipulations such as the number of physicians required to confirm your medical prognosis and/or chance of recovery.

3. As mentioned above, any circumstances not specifically addressed in this document would defer to the "Attorney-in-Fact," designated in your Health Care Power of Attorney.


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