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Patient Documents

DNR directiveAdvance directives are documents to direct medical care when patients are unable to communicate their own wishes due to a medical condition. In Ohio, do not resuscitate orders, living wills, organ donation, and durable powers of attorney are advance directives that are authorized by state law.

With these documents, a patient states his/her wishes regarding medical treatment choices, including naming someone to make these types of decisions should the patient become unable to do so. Advance Directives are used to ensure that a patient's preferences regarding medical care are followed.

The Ohio Hospital Association has prepared more information to help patients make these important decisions.

https://ohiohospitals.org/advance-directives

The Ohio State Bar Association has prepared Health Care Power of Attorney, Living Will Declaration, and Organ/Tissue Donation forms for patients.

http://www.wccoa.net/advance-directives-2015-update-final5.pdf