If you are 19 or older, the law says you have the right to decide about your medical care. If you are very sick or badly hurt, you may not be able to say what medical care you want. If you have an advance directive, your doctor and family will know what medical care you want if you are too sick or hurt to talk or make decisions.
Several organizations have special forms you can use and offer free information about advance directives. Senior citizens may also want to contact the Alabama Department of Senior Services for more information.
Information on Advance Directives