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Advance Directives

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

If you are looking for general information about advance directives, refer to "Choices: Living Well at the End of Life" and its companion guide "Conversations That Light the Way" published by the Midwest Care Alliance. To download the publications: Advance Directives: Living Will and Health Care Power of Attorney

Sample forms

Information from other organizations

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Links updated February 2013