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You're Done, Now What?

Once you've completed your plan, there are some essential people you should share your advance directives with so the documents have the best opportunity to be used correctly when the time comes. Be sure to share your documents with:

  1. Your health-care agent (and alternates/back-up agents)

  2. The hospital system(s) in your area

  3. Your primary care physician

  4. Other family, friends, clergy or important indivdiuals in your life.

Along with sharing copies of your documents with people, it's important to keep your originals in a known and accessible place. Your agent(s) and emergency responders will need to know where these documents are and be able to get to them with ease.


Click Here for a printable checklist of what to do with your completed advance directives.

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