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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

New App for Advance Directives


My Health Care Wishes is a new app developed by the ABA’s Commission on Law and Aging that allows you to store your advance directives on your smartphone.  In an effort to make advance directives more easily accessible in the event of an emergency, this app lets you present advance directives, health information, and contacts via email or Bluetooth.  The digitally transmitted documents have the same legal authority as a signed and witnessed paper document.

The free version of this app lets you store one person’s information while the $3.99 Pro version offers unlimited storage for your family members.  Other digital ways to store advance directives include DocuBank and MyDirectives

See Paula Span, The Documents You Need, When You Need Them, The New York Times, Apr. 24, 2014.

Special thanks to Jerry Cooper for bringing this article to my attention.


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