Medical Directives

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Medical Directives are sometimes called Living Wills, Advanced Directives, Personal Directives or Advanced Decisions. By any name, the purpose is the same: to allow you to define your medical care preferences in advance of a serious condition while you are of clear mind and able to articulate those preferences.

Our Medical Directives start at $45, fully stating your treatment preferences when you have a terminal condition or are persistently unconscious and are unable to make decisions. The price can go up to $65 with the addition of a Health Care Proxy to make medical decisions for you, in accordance with your stated wishes, and very specific anatomical gift (organ donation) preferences. Both are optional.

Before you start, please review these definitions, which will be in your final Medical Directive and describe the choices you'll be making momentarily.

Life-sustaining treatment means any medical procedure or intervention, including but not limited to the artificial administration of nutrition and hydration if the declarant has specifically authorized the withholding and withdrawal of artificially administered nutrition and hydration, that, when administered to a qualified patient, will serve only to prolong the process of dying or to maintain the patient in a condition of persistent unconsciousness. The term 'life-sustaining treatment' shall not include the administration of medication or the performance of any medical treatment deemed necessary to alleviate pain nor the normal consumption of food and water.

Artificially supplied nutrition and hydration (or artificially administered food and water) means the provision of nutrients or fluids by a tube inserted in vein, under the skin in the subcutaneous tissues, or in the stomach (gastrointestinal tract).

Comfort care means treatment, including prescription medication, provided to a patient for the sole purpose of alleviating pain, and does not include artificially administered food and water.

If you're one of the following, select it. We're happy to offer you a discount.