Advance directives are legal documents to assist you in making health care decisions in advance. The purpose is to let others know about and honor your wishes regarding end-of-life choices. Advance directives include living wills, medical powers of attorney and pre-hospital medical directives.
A free booklet and legal forms are available by calling (520) 324-1960 or stopping by TMC Senior Services, 1400 N. Wilmot, Tucson. TMC staff can schedule an educational session to help you think through the options, make the necessary decisions and help you fill out the forms.
The Arizona Attorney General's office provides a life-care planning packet based on Arizona laws that individuals can use to set down their Advanced Directives for end-of-life care. Once these forms are completed, they can be registered with the Arizona Secretary of State.
Arizona Attorney General's Life Care Planning Packet forms including medical & financial forms based on Arizona statutes.
The Arizona Advance Directive Registry is a database for the storage of advance directives (living will, medical power of attorney, and mental health power of attorney). The Arizona Secretary of State oversees registry filings, its security and operations.