Advance Directive Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Advance Directive, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Advance Directive?

A written expression of a person’s desire for medical treatment used in cases where the person becomes incapacitated and is no longer capable of making his or her own decisions. Examples include Living Wills and Durable Power of Attorney.