Health Care Decisions Resource Center

Health care decisions are yours to make for yourself…unless you become unable to make or communicate your own decisions. If you become incapacitated, who will make your medical decisions? Your guardian will, unless you take the time to sign your advance medical directives. These advance medical directives will include your North Carolina Health Care Power of Attorney, and your Living Will. Without these documents in place, your family might have to begin a time-consuming and costly guardianship proceeding. There are also other considerations about stating your wishes for end of life treatment, and organ donation.