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Advance Directive & Advocate Designation

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Michigan Advance Directive &

Michigan Patient Advocate Designation Form

The attached forms protect your right to refuse medical treatment you do not want or to request treatment you do want in the event you lose the ability to make decisions yourself.

The Michigan Patient Advocate Designation lets you name someone to make decisions about your medical care — including decisions about life support, mental health treatment and anatomical gifts — if you can no longer speak for yourself. The patient advocate designation is especially useful because it appoints someone to speak for you any time you are unable to make your own health care treatment decisions, not only at the end of your life.

Click here to download the form and instructions.