Download the Maine Advance Directive, also referred to as the Advance health care directive, in order to set forth in writing your preferences for medical treatment in the event you are unable to communicate and make decisions for yourself. This form informs your physicians and medical professionals of your desires to have or withhold certain treatments. It also allows you to choose a trusted person to make those decisions for you.
Maine statute sets forth the following definition: “Advance health-care directive” means an individual instruction from, or a power of attorney for health care by, an individual with capacity. ME ST T. 18-A § 5-801