Coronavirus Update: Ethics Considerations, Guidance and Resources.
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If you are 18 years of age or older, it is important to appoint a health care agent to speak on your behalf if you are unable to speak for yourself.
A health care agent is:
For your form to be legally recognized in Vermont, you must sign in the presence of two witnesses. Once completed:
You can change your mind at any time. Just update your document by completing a new form and give the new signed and witnessed copies to your agent, your health care provider, your local hospital, and any friends/family you wish. If your document is registered with the Vermont Advance Directive Registry, you should also send a new copy to them with an Authorization to Change Form.