Advance Care Planning

What is advance care planning?

You have the right to choose the medical care and treatments you want to receive. When you create an advance directive, you’re documenting your instructions in case something causes you to be unable to speak for yourself. This can include naming those who have your permission to speak for you—or those who do not.

While an advance directive is not required, keep in mind that should you become unable to make your own health care choices, Indiana law prioritizes who can make those decisions for you.

Regardless of whether you choose to create an advance directive, you should always talk with your doctors and family members to make sure your wishes are known.

Learn more at the Advance Directives Resource Center

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