WHAT ARE "ADVANCE DIRECTIVES"?

 

 

Advance directives are documents that state your choices about medical treatment or name someone to make decisions about your medical treatment, if you are unable to make these decisions yourself. They are called "advance" directives because they are signed in advance to let your doctor and other health care providers know your wishes concerning medical care.

 

AVAILABLE FOR ALL 50 STATES IN MULTIPLE LANGUAGES

Because the advance directive laws are different for each state, PMR has created an individual book for each state and the District of Columbia. PMR tracks all state and federal laws that relate to advance directives and updates each book when the law changes.

Furthermore, many states have been published in other languages such as Spanish, Haitian Creole and Vietnamese. Click here for the selection of books and languages.

INFORMATION IN QUESTION AND ANSWER FORMAT

To make these difficult issues easier to understand, we have presented the information in the form of questions and answers. These pages explain your right to make health care decisions in your state and also help you to fill out the forms that are necessary to express your rights. Click here to learn more about your Rights to Health Care Choices.

CURRENT AND CORRECT LEGAL FORMS

Each booklet contains the current and legally correct forms for your state. You do not need a lawyer to fill out these forms.  Our books explain many of the details that you need to fill out the forms, including such items as notarization, witnessing procedures and people who cannot be appointed to important health care positions for you.

OTHER CUSTOMIZED DOCUMENTS

Our company will help you create other customized documents such as privacy notices, newsletters or patient information materials. Contact of office for more information.

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To order 1-49 advance directive books click here.

To order 50 or more advance directive books, click here.

To order mental health advance directive books, click here.

To order wallet cards, click here.

To order POLST forms, click here.

Your order will be processed within 24 hours of receipt , to arrive with in 2-5 business days.

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