Advanced Directives’s Advance Directives Resource Center is intended to provide consumers with information about advance directives in Indiana.
“Advance directive” is a term that refers to your spoken and written instructions about your future medical care and treatment. By stating your health care choices in an advance directive, you help your family and physician understand your wishes about your medical care. Indiana law pays special attention to advance directives.
Advance directives are normally one or more documents that list your health care instructions. An advance directive may name a person of your choice to make health care choices for you when you cannot make the choices for yourself. If you want, you may use an advance directive to prevent certain people from making health care decisions on your behalf.

Indiana State Department of Health
Health Care Quality and Regulatory Commission
2 North Meridian Street, 4th Floor Selig
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 233-7621 (Commission Office)
(317) 233-1325 (ISDH Main Switchboard)

Indiana law specifies four different advance directive forms:

(PDF | Word) Life Prolonging Procedures Declaration

(PDF | Word) Living Will Declaration

(PDF | Word) Living Will Declaration (Spanish)

(PDF) Out-of-hospital Do Not Resuscitate Declaration and Order

(PDF | Word) Physicians Order for Scope of Treatment (POST)

(PDF | Word) Physicians Order for Scope of Treatment (POST) (Spanish)

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