Advance Directive Definition

A legal document in which the signer gives directions or designates another person to make decisions regarding the signer's health care if the signer becomes incapable of making such decisions.
American Heritage Medicine
A durable power of attorney that becomes effective if and when one becomes incompetent, and that directs the limit to what medical procedures should be employed to prolong one’s life.
Webster's New World Law

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