As a competent adult, you have the right to decide to accept or refuse any medical treatment. Yet some day, you may become too sick to make your own decisions about your medical care. If that happens, then decisions will have to be made for you unless you have an advance directive. An advance directive is a document signed by a competent person giving direction to health care providers about treatment choices in certain circumstances. A new Michigan law allows competent adults to complete a form that states you do not wish to be resuscitated if your breathing and heart stop while you are in a home setting.
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.