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Advance Health Directives


The term “advance directive” refers to your oral and written instructions about your future medical care in the event you are unable to express your medical wishes.

  • Visit the Maryland Healthcare Commission website for more information about Maryland State’s Advance Directive information and forms.
  • Learn More about Living Wills and Durable Powers of Attorney for Health Care and see sample forms from Caring Connections, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), a national consumer and community engagement initiative to improve care at the end of life.

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Maryland Access Point (MAP) staff are available to help you explore your options to meet your current needs or create a plan for the future.