ADVANCE HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVE FORM PAGE 1 of 5 Print Form Reset Form CALIFORNIA PROBATE CODE SECTION 4700-4701 4700. The other sections of this division govern the effect of the form or any other writing used to create an advance health care directive. First witness Second witness signature of witness ADDITIONAL STATEMENT OF WITNESSES At least one of the above witnesses must also sign the following declaration I further declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of California that I am...
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Who needs California Advance Health Care Directive Form?

California Advance Health Care Directive is a form which can be filled out by any individual, who is willing to provide instructions as for their treatment or refusal to be treated and assign a person (an agent) who will be making appropriate decisions in case of the individual's inability to do it on their own. Such an inability can be determined by a health care physician or other health care special responsible for the patient’s condition.

What is the CA Health Care Directive Form for?

The CA Advance Health Care Directive is a legal document used to determine and confirm an individual's wishes as for medical care they should receive when their decision making is limited as a result of severe illness or physical disability. The CA Directive Form is designed to prevent all the issues that may be cause disputed between the patient’s family members, close friends, and authorized representatives.

Is Advance Health Care Directive Form accompanied by other forms?

A properly filled out CA health directive does not require any attachments or supplementary documents.

When is Health Care Directive Form due?

CA Health Directive is not restricted by due dates or a limited term of validity. It is in effect unless a filler has made a decision to cancel it or make amendments.

How do I fill out the Health Care Directive Form?

The fillable California Advance Health Care Directive consists of five parts:

  • Power of attorney

  • Instructions for treatment

  • Options of organ donation at death

  • Primary physician

  • Authorization

Where do I send Advance Health Care Directive Form?

The Advance Health Care Directive does not have to be sent to a specific destination. It simply must be kept in a safe and accessible place, and its copies should be delivered to the determined agent, the family members, the health care provider, and other trusted persons considered worth informing.

 

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Hi I'm attorney Schott Eli Schafer from the asset protection and elder law center I'm a trust in will attorney here in Irvine California and today I want to talk to you about the importance of having an advanced health care directive I'm sure everyone has heard this term if you remember Terry Schiavo the woman that lived in Florida she didn't have a living will regarding life support so there is a huge legal battle and dispute between her parents and and her husband so I just want to urge everyone that anyone over the age 18 needs to have an advanced health care directive okay so what is an advance health care directive it's a legal document that you sign that basically sets forth your wishes of how you want to be cared for when you are in a difficult situation when something's happened to you whether there was a car accident you're in a coma you got sick you're ill those are some of the circumstances where an advance health care directive will step in if you remember I'm sure you've gone to the ER or maybe you've gone to the hospital or to your doctors at one point or another they've always asked the medical professionals have asked do you have in advance health care so it's al it's a document as I said that you create and sign where you're appointing who you want to make decisions for your health care when you cannot make decisions for you so I want everyone to understand this if you can blink you can write down your responses however rudimentary you can communicate your wishes you get to decide it's when you're in a coma or you're in a in a condition where you cannot communicate or express your wishes as to how you want things to to be managed for your health care that is when the person you appointed will be able to step in and make those decisions for you so it's important that everyone has an advanced health care directive I'm going to give you a really great tip that anyone can actually go online you can go to google and you can go advance health care directive and through the California state you can actually get an advanced health care directive you can just download a PDF and fill it out and you will actually have your own advanced health care directive everyone needs to have one make sure when complete the form though you want to make sure that you date it and sign it and you want to make sure that two people witness the document and it cannot be someone that you appointed as your healthcare agent or someone really related to you so you want to make sure there's some distance so there's no questions of any kind of funny business going on with it with the document also make sure you complete the document thoroughly and really carefully because there's going to be boxes and sections that say do I want life support do I want machines to keep me alive also it's going to ask you about donation of organs and whatnot so there's a lot of information in there that's going to ask you how you want things cared for for your health for your body...