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What Should I Do With My Advance Directive If I Choose To Have One?

What Should I Do With My Advance Directive If I Choose To Have One?

A: Make sure that someone such as your doctor, lawyer or family member knows that you have an advance directive and where it is located. Consider the following:

– If you have designated a healthcare surrogate, give a copy or the original of the written designation form to the person.
– Give a copy of the advance directive to your doctor for your medical file.
– Keep a copy of your advance directive in a place where it can be found easily.
– Keep a card or note in your purse or wallet which states that you have an advance directive and where it is located.
– If you change your advance directive, make sure that your doctor, lawyer and/or family member has the latest copy.


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