Advance Directives

Care Management

The importance of making end-of-life healthcare decisions

You have the right to make health care decisions about the medical care you receive. If you do not want certain treatments, you have the right to tell your physician you do not want them and have your wishes followed. You also have the right to receive information from your physician to assist you in reaching a decision about what medical care is to be provided to you.

There may come a time when you are unable to actively participate in determining your treatment due to serious illness, injury or other disability. This web page discusses the options available in Connecticut to help you to provide written instructions to guide your physician, family and others as to what treatment choices you desire to be made if you can not express your wishes. It also shows you how to appoint someone to make decisions on your behalf.

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