Advance directives are the legal documents that allow you to give direction to medical personnel, family and friends concerning your future care when you cannot speak for yourself. You do not need a lawyer to complete advance directives.
For more information about creating advance directives and copies of the various documents:
- In Illinois, visit the Illinois Department of Public Health web site at www.idph.state.il.us.
- In Wisconsin, visit the Wisconsin Department of Public health web site at www.dhs.wisconsin.gov.
Discussion Guides for Advance Care Planning