Why Advance Care Planning?

Making decisions about medical care is not always easy - especially now that machines can keep patients alive even when there is no hope for recovery. It's your right to participate in and plan for your care. But at some point, you may become unable to make your own health care decisions. That's why it's important to think and talk about your feelings and beliefs with your loved ones -- long before critical decisions must be made.




Advance Care Planning Guide, English (updated per SB 74 August 2021)

Advance Care Planning Guide, Arabic (updated per SB 74 August 2021)

Advance Care Planning Guide, Indonesian (updated per SB 74 September 2021)

Advance Care Planning Guide, Spanish (updated per SB 74 August 2021)

Advance Care Planning Guide, Vietnamese (updated per SB 74 August 2021)




Advance Care Planning Video

Medical Surrogacy in New Hampshire Guide

Summary, Change in the Laws Governing Advance Directives

Summary, Change in Use of POLST Forms

Making Medical Decisions for Someone Else Handbook

Do Not Attempt Resuscitation (DNR) Identification Jewelry 

Portable-Do Not Attempt Resuscitation Form - Questions and Answers

RSA 137-J: Advance Directives and Do Not Attempt Resuscitation - Questions and Answers

Obtaining Guardianship: A Guide for Health Care Professionals

Order Form for Advance Care Planning Guides (and Portable DNR)



DNR Form, English

DNR Form, Indonesian

DNR Form, Spanish

Order Form for Portable DNR (and ACP Guides)



Surrogate Health Care Decisions

NH Health Surrogacy Law