Your Medical Directives

Your medical directives need to be part of your estate plan. Sometimes called advance medical directives, this could include several documents, mainly as follows:
This term may encompass a number of different documents, including a health care proxy, a durable power of attorney for health care, a living will, and medical instructions. The exact document or documents will depend on your state’s laws and the choices you make.

There are other types of medical documents too, which are in the form of doctor’s orders. That includes a “Do Not Resuscitate Order” (DNR) and a “Medical Order for Standing Treatment” (MOST) form. Both of these documents are signed by your doctor, and so can’t prepare them yourself even with the help of your lawyer.