Making important health care decisions now helps provide for a legal decision-maker or
documents to guide a patient’s medical care when the patient is unable to speak for
him- or herself.
Each year on National Health Care Decisions Day, Stormont Vail Health highlights the benefits of advance planning in personal health care.
Where Can I Go For More Help?
- Stormont Vail Health’s “Helpful Forms” page from includes copies of blank health care directive forms.
- “Advance Health Care Planning in Kansas” from Kansas State University is a 12-page packet of information and forms including the Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care Decisions, HIPAA Privacy Authorization Form, Living Wills Declaration and Pre-hospital DNR Request Form.
- Advance Directives from the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health MedlinePlus links to current information and resources on the topics.