How to Register
In order to register, you will need to have an advance directive. If
you don't have one, go to our
Advance Directive Forms page for
instructions and help
in preparing your document.
Once you have your document, you can register it by visiting our
On-line Store to purchase your registration or to give the gift of
peace of mind to your family, friends and loved ones.
By giving registration as a gift, you can give peace of mind to friends, family and loved ones. Giving
registration as a gift can sometimes serve as a gentle and needed "push" for
people to think about their wishes, and complete an advance directive. It
will give them a reason to start a process that most find all too easy to put
Go to the
store to purchase your registration or gift registration.
You will receive an update reminder annually so that your information will
always be current. Health care providers (hospitals, doctors, skilled nursing
facilities, nursing facilities, home health agencies, providers of home
health care, ambulatory surgery centers, and hospices) will have access
to your documents, and your
and confidentiality are always maintained.
For more information on how the Registry works,
After your document is registered, you will receive
notification by mail, along with labels to attach to your driver's
license and insurance card stating that you are registered with the U.S.
Living Will Registry, and a wallet card listing your Registration
number. Once registered, your documents and emergency contact
information will be available to health care providers across the
country. You will also have access to an on-line personal account
where you can update your personal information and emergency contact
information, fax, email or download your document, and update your
document to be sure health care providers know that it still reflects your
wishes. You will have peace of mind knowing that your wishes will
be available whenever and wherever they are needed. Your family
will not have to make difficult decisions on your behalf, and by having
your wishes available, the problems that can occur when family members
disagree about treatment will be avoided.