Advance Directives

Advance Directives

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An advance directive is what many people think of as a living will or a durable power of attorney for health care. It is a written document that outlines your wishes for medical treatment in the future, including if you are no longer able to make those decisions. 

This section will help you to create and register or make changes to your advance directive. Health care professionals can also learn more on getting authorized or logging into the registry, and Do Not Resuscitate orders. 

In This Section

Find instructions and order forms for a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) or Clinician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (COLST).

Here is information about how to become an authorized provider, your obligations, definition of terms, and support contact information.

Get the step-by-step process for creating and/or registering a copy of your advance directive with the Vermont Advance Directive Registry.

For Vermonters who would like to review, change, replace, suspend, revoke or delete their advance directives.