National Healthcare Decisions Day is April 16th. This is a national, state and community event to help ensure that all adults in the United States have the information and opportunity to communicate and document their health care decisions. A Medical Directive, sometimes known as a Living Will, or Advanced Directive, is a legal document that will allow you to give your right to make health care decisions to another person, and will provide that person with guidance as to what decisions you want them to make. It is critical, in any medical situation, to have someone designated as your advocate, who can assist you in making medical decisions, as well as interact with physicians, your insurance company, and those providing care. If you have questions about a Medical Directive, contact Diana Anderson, Esquire, for a free consulation.