Good work! You are beginning the important process of documenting your wishes for future health care.
What is an Advance Directive for Health Care?
An Advance Directive allows you to write down your goals, values and preferences for future health care decisions and who you want to communicate your health care decisions if you are unable to communicate for yourself. For adults 18 and older, completing an Advance Directive is important if you had a life threatening event, like an accident or serious illness, and cannot make your own decisions.
Honoring Choices Idaho provides two options for completing an Advance Directive: Option 1: download and complete the PDF and Option 2: complete the Advance Directive online using the links below.
Please note: Honoring Choices® Idaho does not store or save your completed documents.
Idaho’s legal requirements for an Advance Directive for Health Care includes two (2) separate documents:
- Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care (Health Care Agent)
Allows you to name one or more persons to communicate health care decisions on your behalf if you cannot communicate yourself. This person(s) is called your Health Care Agent.
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- Living Will for Health Care
Allows you to provide written instructions for health care treatments based upon your values and what is important to you. These written instructions are important if you had a life threatening event, like an accident or serious illness, and cannot communicate for yourself.
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It is recommended that you complete both documents (Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care and Living Will for Health Care). Remember: To make your Advance Directive a legal document, you must download, print, sign and date both documents.
Please contact your health care provider for more information about:
- Advance Directives
- Choosing a Health Care Agent
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and other life-prolonging treatments
You can also find more information on our Education Guides page.
The Advance Directive is available in Spanish.