Advanced Medical Directives (including Living Wills)

An advanced medical directive allows you to name someone to make health care decisions on your behalf in the event you are unable to make such decisions yourself.  Under an advanced medical directive that combines a living will, this includes the power to enforce your wishes regarding the providing or withholding of extraordinary measures to prolong your life in the event you are suffering from a persistent coma or terminal condition.   An advanced medical directive can also give someone the ability to make organ donations on your behalf if you wish to be considered an organ donor.