Advance Directive

An advance directive is a document by which a person makes provision for health care decisions in the event that, in the future, he/she becomes unable to make those decisions.

There are two main types of advance directive — the “Living Will” and the “Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care.” There are also hybrid documents which combine elements of the Living Will with those of the Durable Power of Attorney.

Students can get help with creating an Advanced Directive through Student Legal Services. Student Legal Services charges $50 for this type of consultation/assistance and students can make an appointment via their website​, or by calling the office at (310)-825-9894.

If you chose to complete an Advanced Directive, please provide both the Ashe and UCLA Health medical records departments with a copy of the document so it can be added to your chart in both locations.

For More Information

For more information on Advance Directives, please refer to the State of California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General resource page and FAQs​​.