Advance Medical Directives & Health Care Agents

Below you will find links to written information, forms, and also how to ask a lawyer a question and/or how to get a lawyer to represent you. Some areas of the state have more information than others. You may wish to look at information from other areas as well as your own.

 

National

Giving Someone a Power of Attorney for Your Health Care - A Guide with an Easy-to-Use, Legal Form for All Adults (The Commission on Law and Aging of the American Bar Association)

http://www.americanbar.org/groups/law_aging/resources/health_care_decision_making/power_atty_guide_and_form_2011.html

 

Consumer’s Tool Kit for Health Care Advance Planning

http://www.americanbar.org/groups/law_aging/resources/consumer_s_toolkit_for_health_care_advance_planning.html

 

Making Medical Decisions for Someone Else: A How- To Guide (The Commission on Law and Aging of the American Bar Association)

https://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/administrative/staff-diversity-council/making-hc-decisions-for-someone-else-final.authcheckdam.pdf

 

Statewide

Power of Attorney & Conservatorship 

http://www.laet.org/legal-information/

 

The Declaration for Mental Health Treatment form

https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/mentalhealth/documents/Declaration_for_Mental_Health_Treatment-Form.pdf

 

Additional Resources

FORMS:

Standard Court Forms for all of Tennessee

http://www.tncourts.gov/forms-publications

 

LEGAL ADVICE:

Volunteer Lawyers Who Will Answer Questions for Free Online

https://tn.freelegalanswers.org/

 

FIND REPRESENTATION:

Directory of Legal Aid Attorneys and Other Agencies by County

http://www.tals.org/search-help

 

Still need assistance? Please speak to a librarian at your local library – they may have additional resources to assist you.

 

 

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