CaringInfo provides free advance directives and instructions for each state that can be opened as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file.

These materials are copyrighted by CaringInfo. Permission is granted to download a single copy of any portion of these texts. Use by individuals for personal and family benefit is specifically authorized and encouraged. Further copies or publication are prohibited without express written permission.

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Instructions for Downloading Your Advance Directive

      • Opening a PDF requires a file viewer such as Adobe Acrobat Reader.
      • If you already have this software installed on your computer, click on your state to proceed.
      • Due to formatting and printing requirements, for some states a blank page will appear in the Acrobat Reader as the first page. This does not mean the document has not loaded correctly. Use the reader’s navigational toolbar to go to the next page.

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Click on the state below to get your state’s advance directives and instructions.

If you have any legal questions regarding these documents, we recommend contacting your state attorney general’s office or an attorney.