Advance Directives

Pursuant to Public Act 06-195, An Act Concerning Revisions To Department of Public Health Statutes, the Office of the Attorney General released official forms that should be used by hospitals to update their advance directives and patient self-determination materials. (Please note: all forms executed prior to October 1, 2006 are still valid.)

The four new official documents are:

  • summary of Connecticut law on healthcare decisions;
  • a living will form;
  • form for appointing a health care representative; and
  • dual form combining the living will and appointing a health care representative.

These documents can also be found on the Office of Attorney General website.