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Idaho Advance Directive Form

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An Idaho advance directive, or ‘Living Will and Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care’, allows an individual to set forth their end-of-life treatment options and choose a medical agent. The instructions outlined in an advance directive are for health care planning in the event a person cannot think for themselves due to temporary or permanent incapacitation.

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StatuteTitle 39, Chapter 45 (The Medical Consent and Natural Death Act)

Signing Requirements (§ 39-4510) – Principal is the only person required to sign but the State of Idaho recommends it be witnessed or notarized.

State Definition – (§ 39-4502(8)) – “Directive,” “advance directive” or “health care directive” means a document that substantially meets the requirements of section 39-4510(1), Idaho Code, or is a “Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment” (POST) form or is another document which represents a competent person’s authentic expression of such person’s wishes concerning his or her health care.


If the principal, after completing the power of attorney document, would like to have it registered with the State of Idaho (at no cost) they may do so by completing the Registration Form and sending to:

Idaho Secretary of State Attn: Health Care Directive Registrar 700 West Jefferson, Room E205 PO Box 83720 Boise, ID 83720-0080.

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