Advance Healthcare Directive2021-09-20T17:36:03-07:00

California Advance Healthcare Directive

Create your advance healthcare directive today

State your desires about your healthcare in any situation in which you are unable to make your own decisions and choose who may speak on your behalf.

The agent you name in your healthcare directive has the power to:

  • Give approval for or refuse any care or treatment affecting your physical or mental condition
  • Choose or fire health care providers and institutions
  • Approve or reject tests, surgery, and medication associated with your care
  • Direct whether you can receive healthcare such as artificial nutrition or be removed from life support
  • Make decisions on donating your organs or authorize an autopsy

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Living Trust Estate Plan Package Includes

Living Trust

Specifies how your property will be managed before and after your death, as well as provides a plan for how those assets, and the income earned by the trust, are distributed after your death.

Pour-Over Will

Works in conjunction with your trust and ensures any remaining assets automatically transfer to a previously established trust upon death.

Healthcare Directive

Designates who may make health care decisions for you if you become incapacitated. Also directs whether life support is desired when terminally ill.

Certificate of Trust

Used by an acting trustee of a trust to prove to financial institutions or other third parties that they have authority to act on behalf of the trust.

Financial POA

Appoints an agent who may run your business, and all your financial affairs, including but not limited to money management and bill paying — if you are incapacitated and unable to.

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Common questions about advance healthcare directive

How will my doctor determine I can’t make decisions for myself?2021-02-26T13:52:30-08:00

Doctors evaluate your decision-making based on your ability to understand treatment options and communication of your wishes.

How long is an advance healthcare directive valid?2021-02-26T13:47:47-08:00

An Advance Healthcare Directive is valid forever, unless you revoke it or state in the form a specific date on which you want it to expire.

What is a durable power of attorney for healthcare?2021-02-26T13:45:28-08:00

The Advance Healthcare Directive has also replaced the Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare (or “DPAHC”) as the legally recognized document for appointing a health care agent in California.

The Advance Healthcare Directive allows you to do more than a DPAHC. An Advance Healthcare Directive permits you not only to appoint an agent, but also to give instructions about your own health care. You can now do either or both of these things.

Can I change my healthcare directive agent?2021-02-26T13:43:33-08:00

You can change your advance healthcare directive agent before you are incapacitated. However, you must make this change in writing and tell your healthcare provider. Therefore, while this is an important decision you should take seriously, if you fall out with a previously chosen agent, you can replace them.

Who should I choose as my agent?2021-02-26T13:41:19-08:00

The person you choose to be your advance healthcare directive agent may be a family member or a friend.

However, the agent cannot be your doctor or other medical staff that work for that doctor or the health care facility where you live. Note that there is an exception to this restriction if the doctor or medical staff are related to you.

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