Advance Directives

General Advance Directives Articles

An advance directive (or living will) allows you to decide who you want to make health care decisions for you if you are unable to do so yourself.
At 18, your child may enter into contracts and sign legal documents for herself. As she becomes an adult, she may wish to give you some access to information and authority to make decisions in order to have your continued help. For example, she can put in place a HIPAA release authorization form, an advance health care directive, and a durable general power of attorney.