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Advanced Directive Information


With the issue of Advanced Directives being a big part of the national news of late, more and more people are taking their first serious look at this important topic. Advanced Directives are important because they help ensure that your wishes will be carried out should you be incapacitated and unable to speak for yourself.

Once you have completed an Advanced Directive, you should discuss your wishes with your family members and healthcare providers.

It is also important to know that the requirements for Advanced Directives vary widely from state to state. If your state is not listed below, it is recommended that you contact your state's Public Health Department, Hospital Association, Local Hospital or Bar Association.

Illinois Residents

If you are a resident of Illinois and would like more information about the laws on Advance Directives or would like sample forms of Living Wills, Healthcare Power of Attorney or Do-Not Resuscitate Orders (all forms are available in English or Spanish), click here.

Indiana Residents

If you are a resident of Indiana and would like more information on Advanced Directives:
In English
En Espanol

More Information

To request more information from Iroquois Memorial Hospital, please contact IMH Case Management at 815.432.7717.