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An advance directive is a set of directions you give about the health care you want if you lose the ability to make decisions for yourself.

North Carolina has two ways for you to make a formal advance directive: a living will and/or a health care power of attorney. It's important to think ahead about end of life decisions and talk about these decisions with your family and doctor.

Here is a list of frequently asked questions and forms for completing advanced directives.

Living Will Frequently Asked Questions [66 KB PDF]

Living Will Form [115 KB PDF]