A health care directive is used when you cannot make your own decisions or when you cannot tell people what treatment you want or do not want.
A directive cannot permit active euthanasia or assisted suicide.
A health care directive can cover decisions about matters like…
The law sets out the requirements for making a valid health care directive.
Health care professionals can only follow your directive if they know you have one and what it contains.
If you choose not to create a health care directive the law sets out who can make health care decisions for you when you cannot.