Powers of attorney/advance directives/living wills

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  • Advance Directive word

    Advance Directives are documents that communicate your wishes about medical care if, at some point in the future, you are unable to speak for yourself. Content Detail

  • Declaration for Mental Health Treatment

    This is an important legal document. This document allows you to make decisions in advance about mental health treatment and specifically three types of mental health treatment: psychoactive medication, convulsive therapy, and emergency mental health treatment. The instructions that you include in this declaration will be followed only if a court believes that you are incapacitated to make treatment decisions. Otherwise, you will be considered able to give or withhold consent for the treatments. Content Detail

    Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS)
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  • Directive to Physicians word

    A Directive to Physicians is a legal form that communicates your wishes about life sustaining medical treatment at some time in the future. Content Detail

    Legal Hotline for Texans
  • Heirship

    Affidavit of Heirship for a motor vehicle VTR-262. Content Detail

    Texas Department of Transportation
  • Services Available Through Area Agencies on Aging

    The Texas Department on Aging (TDoA) has many ways of helping older adults, their families, and caregivers. With a single toll-free phone call (1-800- 252-9240) you can connect with the nearest of our 28 affiliated Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) statewide. Knowledgeable AAA employees will then help you obtain the assistance you need from our Aging Network or from other public and private organizations. Content Detail

    Texas Department on Aging
  • Medical Power of Attorney

    It is a document, signed by a competent adult, i.e., "principal," designating a person that the principal trusts to make health care decisions on the principal's behalf should the principal be unable to make such decisions. The individual chosen to act on the principal's behalf is referred to as an "agent." Content Detail

    Texas Medical Association
  • Out-of-Hospital Do Not Resuscitate Information and Form - HLT

    "The Out-of-Hospital Do-Not-Resuscitate program allows people to decide that they do not want to be resuscitated. The program allows people to declare that certain resuscitative measures will not be used on them. Those resuscitative measures specifically listed in the OOH DNR legislation are cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), advanced airway management, defibrillation, artificial ventilations and transcutaneous cardiac pacing." Content Detail

    Texas Department of State Health Services
  • Out-of-Hospital Do Not Resuscitate Q&A word

    An Out-of-Hospital DNR is a legal form that tells emergency medical professionals not to start or to continue certain life-saving procedures. Content Detail

    Legal Hotline for Texans
  • Powers of Attorney word

    A Power of Attorney is a document that gives someone else the legal authority to do certain things for you. Please click the link below for a publication you can read for more information. Content Detail

    Legal Hotline for Texans
  • What is a Power of Attorney?

    A power of attorney is a legal document that allows another person to do something for you when you are not available to do it yourself. You should always consult with a lawyer before signing a power of attorney. Read More

    Legal Aid of Northwest Texas - Dallas
  • A Texas Guide to Adult Guardianship - HLT

    Click the link for the guide to gain a better understanding of the ins and outs of guardianship. The guide will you answer the following questions: What is guardianship? What can guardianship do and how will it help? What are the limitations of guardianship? Who can be a guardian? Read More

    Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services