Can I share my plan with others?
Sharing your healthcare wishes with your loved ones is important. This means that they will never have to guess about the type of care that is important to you. When you create an electronic advance directive, you can easily share your plan with people that you choose by including them in your shared circle. If you create a paper advance directive, you should provide a paper copy.
Can I start filling it out and come back later?
Yes, as you complete the eAD process, you will always have the option to save your progress and return to complete the document later.
Can I change my decision maker or plan later on?
Yes, you can change or update your document as often as you like. In fact, it’s a good idea to review your document often to be sure that it still represents your current wishes.
Can I print a copy to keep at home?
Yes, once you sign your document, you will be able to print a copy if you wish.
Will my Healthcare Decision Maker be able to make decisions for me that involve money?
Not unless you complete a Power of Attorney form which grants rights to your agent to make decisions for you about financial and property matters.
What is a DNR form?
DNR means “Do Not Resuscitate.” Some people do not want their heart to be re-started (resuscitated) if it stops. In that case, they need to have a doctor fill out a DNR form. This is a signed doctor’s order. It tells others to NOT attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) if the person’s heart stops.
What is a Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment Document?
The Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment document is used to define the healthcare wishes for patients that have a life-limiting or very serious illness. This document is created by a healthcare provider during a conversation with the patient or their healthcare decision maker. Additional information is available at