An advance directive is a legal document that will authorize the person
designated to serve as your spokesperson if you are unable to make your
own medical decisions.
If you already have an Advance Directive, we ask that you bring that with
you when you come in for your preoperative testing or on the day of admission.
If you do not already have an advance Directive, you may
click here to download one in PDF format. The instructions on the form will guide
you in completing the Advance Directive. If you have any questions, please
Note: this actually describes medical power of attorney, which is just
one form/aspect of an advance directive, as advance directives also include
wills even if no one is given power of attorney.