A Michigan Advance Directive for Health Care ensures that an individual's wishes regarding health care are carried out even in situations when they are unable to make them known due to a terminal illness or being unconscious or too ill to communicate. Michigan does have any specific laws for these forms. Two witnesses are required for a Designation of Patient Advocate for Health Care.
Advance care planning involves learning about the types of decisions that might need to be made, considering and adjusting those decisions ahead of time, and then letting others - both the individual's family and their health care providers - know about their medical treatment preferences.
There is a difference between an Advance Directive and a Living Will in Michigan. A Living Will is a part of the Advance Health Care Directive paperwork that covers end-of-life treatment and takes effect only in the event of a terminal illness.