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.
For more information on advance directives, visit the Health Care Decisions Day information table on Monday, April 17 at the library from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Stormont Vail Health staff will be available to discuss the different kinds of advance directives, such as a living will and durable power of attorney for health care and provide information on how to talk about these directives with family and friends.
Where Can I Go For More Help?
- Stormont Vail Health’s “Resources” 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.