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Health Care Advance Directives - By State

Health Care Advance Directives (Living Wills, Health Care Proxies, Agents or Surrogate Designations, Health Care Powers of Attorney, and others) are matters of State law. Each U.S. State is different. The names, types, and legal effect of health care Advance Directives are different in different states. A qualified attorney in the State where you reside should be consulted. Here is general information on a few of the States, as well as a resource with links to all States:

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RESOURCES ON ADVANCE DIRECTIVES IN ALL U.S. STATES:

All of the U.S. States: Health-Care Advance Directives By State

UPDATE – MAY 22, 2013: HelpingYouCare® has received notice today that NOAH closed in January, 2013, and their website referenced below is no longer available. Updated August 3, 2011, by NOAH (New York Online Access to Health), a not . . . → Read More: All of the U.S. States: Health-Care Advance Directives By State

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Download Your State’s Advance Directive for Healthcare Form

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization provides free downloads of forms for Health Care Advance Directives for all 50 States, along with instructions, and related information. These forms are provided free of charge on the Organization’s website, What . . . → Read More: Download Your State’s Advance Directive for Healthcare Form

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All of the U.S. States: Advance Directives By State

UPDATE – MAY 22, 2013: HelpingYouCare® has received notice today that NOAH closed in January, 2013, and their website referenced below is no longer available. All of the U.S. States: Advance Directives By State, Updated October 12, 2010, by . . . → Read More: All of the U.S. States: Advance Directives By State

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON CERTAIN STATES:

California: Consumers Advance Health Care Directive: What’s Important to You
October 26, 2010 Posted by Editor

California: Consumers Advance Health Care Directive: What’s Important to You, California Office of The Attorney General. Provides information on Advance Directives in California, including an Advance Health Care Directive Checklist, as well a...

California: Fact Sheet: California Advance Health Care Directive
October 26, 2010 Posted by Editor

California: Fact Sheet: California Advance Health Care Directive, Family Caregiver Alliance. Information on Advance Health Care Directives in California. Note: HelpingYouCare.com has not verified when this information was last updated. A qual...

Florida: Health Care Advance Directives… The Patient’s Right to Decide
October 26, 2010 Posted by Editor

Florida: Health Care Advance Directives… The Patient’s Right to Decide, by The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). 16 page booklet providing information on health care advance directives under Florida law and regulations. A...

Florida: Older Floridians Handbook, Fifth Edition
October 26, 2010 Posted by Editor

Florida: Older Floridians Handbook, Fifth Edition, by Florida Department of Elder Affairs, Florida Justice Institute, and Carlton Fields. This 121 page Handbook provides information for seniors in Florida, covering many areas. See pages 89-93 for ...

Florida: Do Not Resuscitate Orders: Do Not Resuscitate But Do Treat With Care
October 26, 2010 Posted by Editor

Florida: Do Not Resuscitate Orders: Do Not Resuscitate But Do Treat With Care, by Florida Department of Health, 4 page booklet discussing Do Not Resuscitate Orders under Florida law. »View details: Florida- Do Not Resuscitate Orders - Do...

Florida: 2010 Florida Statutes, Chapter 765, Health Care Advance Directives
October 26, 2010 Posted by Editor

Florida: 2010 Florida Statutes, Chapter 765, Health Care Advance Directives, Official Internet Site of the Florida Legislature. Sets forth the entire Florida State Statute (law) governing Health Care Advance Directives. Part I states the General P...

Florida: Living Wills, Health Care Surrogates, and Advanced Directives
October 26, 2010 Posted by Editor

Florida: Living Wills, Health Care Surrogates, and Advanced Directives, Florida Bar, Public Information Website. Links to PDF documents containing FAQ’s About Advance Directives, as well as forms provided by the Florida Bar for a Florida Living W...

Minnesota: Questions and Answers About Health Care Directives
October 26, 2010 Posted by Editor

Minnesota: Questions and Answers About Health Care Directives, Minnesota Department of Health. »View Details: Put it In Writing - Questions and Answers on Advance Directives

Minnesota: 2010 Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 145C. Health Care Directives
October 26, 2010 Posted by Editor

Minnesota: 2010 Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 145C. Health Care Directives. Minnesota Office of the Revisor of Statutes. A copy of the Minnesota State law governing health care directives in Minnesota. »View Details

New York: PLANNING YOUR HEALTH CARE IN ADVANCE; How to Make Your End-of-Life Wishes Known and Honored
October 26, 2010 Posted by Editor

New York: PLANNING YOUR HEALTH CARE IN ADVANCE; How to Make Your End-of-Life Wishes Known and Honored, State of New York, Office of The Attorney General. 33 page booklet, advising on the four different types of Health Care Advance Directives in ...

New York: Frequently Asked Questions on Health Care Agents/ Proxies
October 26, 2010 Posted by Editor

New York: Frequently Asked Questions on Health Care Agents/ Proxies, New York State Department of Health. Links to the NY State Health Care Proxy form. »View Details

New York: Health Care Proxy Form
October 26, 2010 Posted by Editor

New York: Health Care Proxy Form provided by the New York Department of Health See Form: New York Health Care Proxy Form,

New York: Living Will Forms and Health Care Proxy Forms
October 26, 2010 Posted by Editor

New York: Living Will Forms and Health Care Proxy Forms, provided by the New York State Bar Association. View Details..

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