Illinois Nursing Home Guide

Advance Directives

Illinois Law on Advance Directives

You have a right to make decisions about the health care you receive now and in the future. An advance directive is a written statement about how you want medical decisions made when you can no longer make them. Illinois has three advance directives: health care power of attorney, living will and mental health treatment preference declaration. Read more about advance directives and access the forms you need to fill out for each.