Advance Directive

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Definition: Advance Directive

Advance Directive

Full Definition of Advance Directive

A written statement expressing a person’s wishes for medical treatment should that person become incapacitated due to illness or serious injury and is no longer able to make his or her own decisions. Advance directives, which are governed on a state-by-state basis, fall into two categories: Living Will and Durable Power of Attorney.

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Definition Sources

Definitions for Advance Directive are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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