• April 29, 2020 10:41 AM

Should I complete an advanced directive?

Should I complete an advanced directive?

Should I complete an advanced directive? 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

Any age 18 or older can complete an Advance Health Care Directive to document legally binding instructions about their health care wishes and to name someone else to make those decisions if they are unable to speak for themselves. An additional option in California is the completion of a Physician Orders of Life-Sustaining Treatment form (POLST). Signed by both the patient and a medical professional, these instructions give patients more control over their end-of-life care, including medical treatment, extraordinary measures (such as a ventilator or feeding tube) and CPR.