ADVANCE HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVE: WHAT'S IMPORTANT TO YOU

An "advance health care directive" lets your physician, family and friends know your health care preferences, including the types of special treatment you want or don't want at the end of life, your desire for diagnostic testing, surgical procedures, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and organ donation.

By considering your options early, you can ensure the quality of life that is important to you and avoid having your family "guess" your wishes or having to make critical medical care decisions for you under stress or in emotional turmoil.

ADVANCE HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVE CHECKLIST

The material prepared for this checklist is intended as informational only and not as legal advice. "If you are unsure of your options or have questions, we suggest that you talk with your physician, your lawyer and other trusted advisors."

While state law requires certain provisions to appear in your health care directive, there is no single form in use to document your wishes. View California Probate Code Sample Form.pdf

A wide array of resources is available on advance health care directives, including FAQs provided by health and hospice care providers such as the California Medical Association.

View a version of the California Advance Health Care Directive in your language below:

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