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ADVANCE DIRECTIVES OF ________________________________________
To Any Physician Who Is Treating Me, this document contains the following:
My Appointment of A Health Care Representative
My Living Will or Health Care Instructions
My Document of Anatomical Gift
The Designation of My Conservator Of The Person For My Future Incapacity
As my physician, you may rely on these health care instructions and decisions made by my
health care representative or conservator of my person, if I am unable to make a decision for
I choose not to appoint a health care representative, please go to the next page. ____ (Initial here)
I appoint _______________________________________________ to be my health care
representative. If my attending physician determines that I am unable to understand and
appreciate the nature and consequences of health care decisions and unable to reach and
communicate an informed decision regarding treatment, my health care representative is
authorized make any and all health care decisions for me, including the decision to accept
or refuse any treatment, service or procedure used to diagnose or treat my physical or
mental condition and the decision to provide, withhold or withdraw life support systems,
except as otherwise provided by law which excludes for example psychosurgery or shock
I direct my health care representative to make decisions on my behalf in accordance with my
wishes, as stated in this document or as otherwise known to my health care representative. In
the event my wishes are not clear or a situation arises that I did not anticipate, my health care
representative may make a decision in my best interests, based upon what is known of my
If ________________________________ is unwilling or unable to serve as my health care
representative, I appoint ____________________________________ to be my alternative
health care representative.
I further instruct that as required by law my attending physician disclose to my health care
representative protected health information regarding my ability to understand and appreciate
the nature and consequences of health care decisions and to reach and communicate an
informed decision regarding treatment at the representative’s request made at anytime after I
sign this form.
I choose not to provide Health Care Instructions, please go to the next page. ______ (Initial here)
If the time comes when I am incapacitated to the point when I can no longer actively take part in
decisions for my own life, and am unable to direct my physician as to my own medical care, I
wish this statement to stand as a statement of my wishes.
I, ________________________________, the author of this document, request that, if my
condition is deemed terminal or if I am determined to be permanently unconscious, I be
allowed to die and not be kept alive through life support systems.
By terminal condition, I mean that I have an incurable or irreversible medical condition which,
without the administration of life support systems, will, in the opinion of my attending physician,
result in death within a relatively short time. By permanently unconscious I mean that I am in a
permanent coma or persistent vegetative state which is an irreversible condition in which I am at
no time aware of myself or the environment and show no behavioral response to the
Specific Instructions
Listed below are my instructions regarding particular types of life support systems. This list is not
all-inclusive. My general statement that I not be kept alive through life support systems provided
to me is limited only where I have indicated that I desire a particular treatment to be provided.
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
_______________ _______________
Artificial Respiration (including a respirator)
_______________ _______________
Artificial means of providing nutrition and hydration
_______________ _______________
_______________ _______________
_______________ _______________
Other specific requests: _________________________________________________________
I do want sufficient pain medication to maintain my physical comfort. I do not intend any
direct taking of my life, but only that my dying not be unreasonably prolonged.
I make no anatomical gift at this time.
_____ (Initial here)
I hereby make this anatomical gift, if medically acceptable,
_____ (Initial here)
to take effect upon my death
I give: (check one) ____ (1) any needed organs or parts
____ (2) only the following organs or parts:
to be donated for: (check one) ___ (1) any of the purposes stated in subsection (a) of section 19a-279f of the general statutes ___ (2) these limited purposes _______________________________________. DESIGNATION OF A CONSERVATOR OF THE PERSON
I choose not to designate a person to be appointed as my conservator. ______ (Initial here)
If a conservator of my person should need to be appointed, I designate
_______________________________________________, be appointed my conservator.
If this person is unwilling or unable to serve as my conservator of my person, I designate
________________________________________________ be appointed my conservator.
No bond shall be required of either of them in any jurisdiction.
These requests, appointments, and designations are made after careful reflection, while I
am of sound mind. Any party receiving a duly executed copy or facsimile of this
document may rely upon it unless such party has received actual notice of my revocation
of it.
Date _______________, 20____
This document was signed in our presence by _____________________________ the author of
this document, who appeared to be eighteen years of age or older, of sound mind and able to
understand the nature and consequences of health care decisions at the time this document was
signed. The author appeared to be under no improper influence. We have subscribed this document
in the author's presence and at the author's request and in the presence of each other.
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COUNTY OF ____________________________
We, the subscribing witnesses, being duly sworn, say that we witnessed the execution of these
health care instructions, the appointment of a health care representative, the designation of a
conservator for future incapacity and a document of anatomical gift by the author of this
document; that the author subscribed, published and declared the same to be the author's
instructions, appointments and designation in our presence; that we thereafter subscribed the
document as witnesses in the author's presence, at the author's request and in the presence of
each other; that at the time of the execution of said document the author appeared to us to be
eighteen years of age or older, of sound mind, able to understand the nature and consequences
of said document, and under no improper influence, and we make this affidavit at the author's
request this _____ day of _____________________, 20____.
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Subscribed and sworn to before me by ___________________and ______________________,
the signing witnesses to the foregoing affidavit this ______ day of _________________, 20____.
Commissioner of the Superior Court
Notary Public
My Commission expires: _____________
(Print or type name of all persons signing under all signatures)