Since medical technology is constantly changing, and since there may be changes in your outlook, it would be wise to review an advance directive once a year. Upon review, you can decide to keep the document, write a new one, or have no advance directive at all. If you decide to keep the advance directive, you can put your initials and the date on the bottom.
This article is intended to be helpful and informative. But even common legal matters can become complex and stressful. A qualified estate planning lawyer can address your particular legal needs, explain the law, and represent you in court. Take the first step now and contact a local estate planning attorney to discuss your specific legal situation.