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After I Complete an Advance Directive, What Do I Do With It?

Copies of an advance directive should be given to someone who would know if you became seriously ill. You should also give a copy to your physician and you may want to consider giving a copy to your minister, family members or close friends. Of course, if you appoint an agent to make health care decisions for you, you should give a copy of your advance directive to the agent. Finally, you should consider carrying a card in your wallet stating that you have signed an advance directive and where it is located.