The Georgia Advance Directive for Health Care is a set of written legal instructions regarding an individual's wishes and preferences for medical care that become effective in the events when they are unable to make decisions for themselves. The document was released by the Division of Aging Services of the Georgia Department of Human Services in March 2016. The ready-made Advance Directive is available for download through the link below.
There is a difference between this form and a Living Will in Georgia. Advance directives come into force in all cases when an individual is too ill to communicate or unconscious. A Living Will is a specific type of directive that takes effect when a patient is terminally ill and only lists decisions about life-sustaining medical procedures.
A Georgia Advance Directive is defined by § 31-32-2 of Chapter 32. The document must be signed by two (2) credible witnesses. Both witnesses must be at least eighteen (18) years of age and of sound mind.