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In Arizona, Advance Directive is a set of documents that includes your living will and your power of attorney for health care.
Your living will is a very simple form that lays out your end of life decisions. The living will specifies what sort of life saving medical care you want – and what you don’t want.
Your health care power of attorney names the person you trust to carry out those wishes for you.
The Advance Directive goes into effect at any time your doctor determines you are unable to communicate your wishes yourself – perhaps because you are in a coma, for example.
Every person can have an up to date Advance Directive at all times. In fact, many medical providers ask for them, as do hospitals.
Health care emergencies can happen at any time so Anyone over 18 years of age needs a healthcare power of attorney. See more about the importance of a power of attorney for young adults here.
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