Health Care Directives (Living Wills)

General information

A Health Care Directive (also called an Advance Health Care Directive) is a form that lets you say what kind of medical treatments you do or do not want if you are terminally ill or unconscious and cannot make decisions for yourself. It names a person to speak on your behalf and gives them guidance about your wishes.

Forms and instructions

Washington LawHelp has forms and instructions for: has an online interview that you can use to create a customized form.

Specific directives for mental health include:

If you are seriously ill or in very poor health, a POLST form can be used by your medical provider as a medical order to represent your wishes for future care.

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