What If I Change My Mind?

Once a health care directive is written, it can be changed or revoked as long as you have capacity. You can draft a statement, in writing and dated, stating your intent to cancel your health care directive. You can also cancel it by stating your intent to do so in the presence of two witnesses who do not have to be present at the same time. To change your health care directive you should make a new one. Any previous directives will be revoked if they are different. You should tell others who know about your health care directive that you have changed or canceled it.

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