Minnesota Advance Directive Planning

An advance health care directive, also known as a living will, personal directive, advance directive, or advance decision is a set of written instructions that a person creates specifying what actions they want taken if they are no longer able to make decisions due to an illness or incapacity. The instructions cover three major options: appointing someone to make decisions on that persons behalf such as a health care agent; a living will with instructions for treatment; and a section that allows a person to cover both these areas.

All states have different legal requirements for advance directive documentation. Be sure to do some investigating prior to putting together your plan and insure that you are following all the legal requirements. Here is a link to a form put out by the University of Minnesota regarding advance directives for Minnesotans. http://www.sfcare.org/Workfiles/MN_Healthcare_Directive_Info.pdf .