In Ohio, "advance directives" is the term used to describe three types of legal documents you can complete to express your wishes regarding your future health care: (1) a durable power of attorney for health care (POA), (2) a declaration for mental health treatment, and (3) a living will. An advance directive can be an important tool for you as a consumer of mental health and other disability services to guide your care should your attending physician determine that you lack capacity to make your own health care choices.


Disability Rights Ohio Publications

Advance Directives for Mental Health Treatment in Ohio

The What-if? Workbook



Sample Forms

Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care Form

State of Ohio Declaration for Mental Health Treatment

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