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Tennessee Advance Directive Form

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A Tennessee advance directive is a document used to make health care planning designations to inform medical staff on how to treat a person. An advance directive allows health planning by choosing an agent, selecting medical care, organ donation, and post-death instructions. Once the form has been signed by either two (2) witnesses or a notary public it can be used upon the incapacitation of the person.

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Laws

StatuteTitle 68, Chapter 11, Part 18 (Tennessee Health Care Directions Act)

Signing Requirements (§ 68-11-1803(b)) – Two (2) witnesses or a notary public.

State Definition (§ 68-11-1802(a)(1)) – “Advance directive” means an individual instruction or a written statement relating to the subsequent provision of health care for the individual, including, but not limited to, a living will or a durable power of attorney for health care.

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Cumberland Medical Center

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Tennessee.gov Version

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Spanish (Español) Version

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Vanderbilt Health

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