Create Your Advance Directive

Advance Care Planning

1. The first step in creating your advance directive is to get two witnesses who know you and can watch you sign the form. The witnesses must meet this criteria:

  • They should know you by verifying two forms of identification.
  • They cannot be the person named on the form as your power of attorney.
  • They cannot be your health care provider.
  • They cannot be your relative.
  • They must be present to watch you sign the form.

2. Print and complete an advance directive form. If you would like a paper copy of this form sent to you, please call 715-464-7342.

3. Sign the form in front of your two witnesses.

4. Make four copies and distribute:

  • Your records
  • Your health care provider
  • Your power of attorney
  • Your lawyer