Healthcare Directive

A healthcare directive states your wishes in the event you are unable to influence or decide what medical treatment or life-sustaining measures you would want administered. 

In most states, you also can appoint a healthcare representative to make your medical decisions should you become physically or mentally incapable of doing so. 

Department of Health state laws and Q&As re healthcare directives

Consumer’s Toolkit for Health Care Advance Planning

National Healthcare Decisions Day

Take a moment to learn how you can prepare or help a loved one be ready for important decisions with advance care planning. Learn more by visiting