Health Care Decision Making
Advance Directives Resources
In 2004, Tennessee law was revised to recognize more than one written advance directives for health care decision making the “Living Will” or “Advance Care Plan” and the “Medical Power of Attorney” or “Appointment of Health Care Agent”. Effective May 9, 2017, the Advance Directive for Health Care form has combined the content of the “Living Will” or “Advance Care Plan” and “Medical Power of Attorney” or “Appointment of Health Care Agent” into one model form adopted by the Board for Licensing Health Care Facilities.
You can download the new forms and information about these directives from this site. All forms have a special section for you to write in specific comments about circumstances in which you would not want CPR, a feeding tube, dialysis or treatment with a breathing machine. You should discuss these comments with your family and doctor so they can better understand what is important to you in receiving medical treatment.
You can use these documents to let your family and doctor know your decisions for health care if you become unable to decide for yourself. You can appoint someone you know and trust as your health care decision maker to ensure that your choice or decision is honored.
Advance Directive Forms
Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment (POST) Form
- Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment (POST) Form (PH-4193) (Rev 7/15)