Advance Health Care Directive

The Advanced Health Care Directive is a health care durable power of attorney where you name agents to make your healthcare decisions when you are not able.

The directive names agents, states your life prolonging care decisions, directs anatomical gifts or the decision not to make gifts, final resting and disposition plans.

It also directs your agent regarding quality of life issues (for example your desire to remain in your home for as long as possible, but if you must be placed in a care facility, there are certain things you desire).

This document should also allow your named agent to obtain your medical records under the federal privacy act, HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act).