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Idaho Advance Directive Form

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Idaho Advance Directive Form

Updated August 08, 2023

An Idaho advance directive, or “Advance Care Planning Document” (ACPD), allows an individual to set forth their end-of-life treatment options and choose a medical agent. The instructions outlined in an ACPD 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) – The 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 requesting the Idaho Health Care Directive Registry Form from the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare’s email address, IHDR@dhw.Idaho.gov. Once completed, the principal must mail or deliver the documents to the address below.

Idaho Healthcare Directive Registry
450 W State Street, 4th Floor
PO Box 83720
Boise ID 83720-0036

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