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Registering Your Advance Directive

In February of 2007 Vermont became of one of nine states across the country to offer a Registry for registering advance directive documents.

The Vermont Advance Directive Registry is a secure, on-line data base where individuals can submit copies of their completed advance directive forms to be immediately accessed by health care facilities and providers when they are most needed.

Registering your advance directive can be accomplished in three easy steps:

Step 1: Complete your advance directive form. It must be signed and properly witnessed.

Step 2: Complete and sign the Registration Agreement. This gives the registry permission to send a copy of your advance directive and emergency contact information to those authorized to access them.

Step 3: Mail or fax your completed advance directive, along with your signed Registration Agreement to:

Vermont Advance Directive Registry
523 Westfield Ave/PO Box 2789
Westfield, NJ 07091-2789
Fax: 908-654-1919

Updating an Advance Directive that is in the Registry

If you have already registered your advance directive but are looking to make changes or update your document, you will need to complete a new Advance Directive, attach it to the Authorization to Change form and send your new document back to the VADR.

Registering the Physical Location of an Advance Directive Document

To register the physical location of your advance directive document, rather than the document itself, you may fill out and send the Advance Directive Locator Form instead of a copy of the advance directive to the Vermont Advance Directive Registry.