An advance directive is a legal document that allows you to give specific instructions about your medical treatment if you become unable to communicate. It assigns a health care agent, a person who would speak for you if you are unable to communicate for yourself. The document can be tailored to meet your individual preferences and values and can include information about the types of treatment you want or do not want in certain situations.
- Advance Directive information from the Maryland Office of the Attorney General
- Advance Care Planning Class
Receive free assistance with your advance care planning. Our staff can help you think through your care wishes, complete an advance directive and electronically store your documents for providers to easily access. Having your advance directive on file at the hospital allows providers to follow your wishes if you are ever in the hospital and unable to communicate.
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