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What is an Advance Health Care Directive?

Advance Health Care Directive

Purposes of an Advance Health Care Directive
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.

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.

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


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The Law Office of David S. Schleiffarth, LLC

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