What Is An Advance Directive?

An advance directive is a legal document through which you may provide your directions or wishes as to your medical care. It is used when you are unable to make or communicate your decisions about your medical treatment. It is prepared before any condition or circumstance occurs that causes you to be unable to actively make a decision about your medical care. In Connecticut, there are three types of advance directives, the living will or health care instructions, the appointment of a health care agent the appointment of an attorney­in­fact for health care decisions, also called a durable power of attorney for health care decisions.

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