What is Advance Care Planning?

Advance care planning is thinking about what health care you might want in the future. This type of planning includes talking about, writing down, and sharing what is important to you. This helps others make health care decisions for you if
you cannot make your own decisions.

What is an Advance Directive?

An advance directive is a voluntary, legal way to write down your advance care planning decisions. You should share your advance directive with people who matter to you—like your health care agent and loved ones—and your health care providers, clinic, and hospital. An advance directive should be updated regularly. All adults 18 and older can complete an advance directive.

Honoring Choices Pacific Northwest Advance Directive

Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care (DPOA-HC)

Overview + DPOA-HC

This full length DPOA-HC advance directive is for naming and preparing a health care agent. This form includes sections to share your goals, values, and preferences to guide your health care agent in making future health care decisions for you. This advance directive includes an overview guide to aid in the completion of the document. This form is valid in Washington State only.

Click here to download both the Overview and DPOA-HC Advance Directive

Additional Honoring Choices PNW advance directive documents available below for download.