Easy to Read Advance Directive

California Advance Healthcare Directive

An advance healthcare directive allows you to state what kind of healthcare you want if you ever become very sick and are unable to speak for yourself. This easy-to-read, easy-to-understand form was created for people with limited reading skills and skilled readers alike.

Expand each state heading below to download the PDF version of the language you require.



Use limitations

Individuals and facilities are welcome to download, print, and use this directive. But the form is copyrighted and may not be altered in any way.

This document has been approved for use in California. But it may not apply in other states. If you choose to use this form in another state, we urge you to consult with an expert on your state’s regulations.