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Minnesota Health Care Directive
A principal with the capacity to do so may execute a health care directive. A health care directive may include one or more health care instructions to direct health care providers, others assisting with health care, family members, and a health care agent. A health care directive may include a health care power of attorney to appoint a health care agent to make health care decisions for the principal when the principal, in the judgment of the principal's attending physician, lacks decision-making capacity, unless otherwise specified in the health care directive. MN Statutes 145C.16 contains guidance for state health care directives as well as a suggested form found here.


Honoring Choices Minnesota
Honoring Choices Minnesota is a comprehensive, collaborative approach to advance care planning that is beginning in the Twin Cities metro area, using the internationally-recognized Respecting Choices® program as a model and guide.
Aging with Dignity
Aging with Dignity offers Five Wishes, a popular health care directive form that is legal in most states (including Minnesota). Single copies are $5.25 or more, $1 each. It is available in 20 languages.
Q&A About Health Care Directives
Minnesota Department of Health