A California Advance Health Care Directive, also known as an advance directive, is a form that allows you to name someone you trust to make medical decisions for you in an emergency, and have a say in how you want to be cared for if you can’t speak for yourself.
ADVANCE DIRECTIVE FORMS
Advance directives can come in a variety of formats. All of the following formats are legal in California.
- Basic Advance Directive in English, Spanish, and Chinese
- PREPARE for Your Care Easy-to-Read Advance Directive in multiple languages
- Thinking Ahead | Advance Directive for use by persons with developmental disabilities
- Making a Plan-Thinking Ahead | Advance Directive for individuals with mental health challenges