California

Advance Directive (CA)

This interactive questionnaire helps you create a California Advance Health Care Directive - a legal document that protects your right to refuse medical treatment you do not want, or to request treatment you do want, in the event you lose the ability to make decisions yourself.

Part 1: Power of Attorney for Health Care lets you name someone to make decisions about your medical care, such as life support, if you can no longer speak for yourself. This is especially useful because it appoints someone to speak for you any time you cannot or do not choose to make your own medical decisions, not only at the end of life.

Part 2: Instructions for Health Care functions as your state's living will. It lets you state your wishes about medical care in the event that you can no longer speak for yourself and have a terminal condition, are permanently unconscious, or if the likely risks and burdens of treatment would outweigh the expected benefits.

It is recommended that you complete both Part 1 and Part 2 to best ensure that you receive the medical care you want when you can no longer speak for yourself.

Part 3: Donation of Organs at Death is an optional section that allows you to record your wishes about organ donation.

Part 4: Primary Physician is an optional section that allows you to designate your primary physician.

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Advance Directive - California (Guidance Notes)