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The Department of Public Health is required to make available a uniform advance directive for a do-not-resuscitate order that may be used in all settings, the statutory Living Will Declaration form, the Illinois Statutory Short Form Power of Attorney for Health Care, the statutory Declaration of Mental Health Treatment Form, and the summary of advance directives law in Illinois. (Section 2310-600 of the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois, 20 ILCS 2310-600).

In addition, federal legislation (Patient Self-Determination Act, 42 U.S.C.A. § 1396a[w] [West 1996]) requires certain providers participating in the Medicare and Medicaid programs to furnish patients with information on advance directives. The information is to be given to patients upon admission to a facility or when provision of care begins. Providers covered by this requirement include the following entities: hospitals, nursing facilities, providers of home health or personal care services, hospice programs and health maintenance organizations.

Statement of Illinois Law on Advance Directives (En Español)

Living Will Declaration Form - PDF (En Español)

Declaration for Mental Health Treatment Form - PDF (En Español)

IDPH Uniform Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Advance Directive - PDF (En Español)

IDPH Uniform DNR Advance Directive Guidance for Health Care Providers and Professionals - PDF (En Español)

IDPH Uniform DNR Advance Directive Guidance for Individuals - PDF (En Español)


Last updated June 16, 2013

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