You should keep the originals in a safe place that is also readily accessible, so you can review them from time to time. Give copies to your representatives and your doctors. You might also want to give copies to family members and close friends. Keep a few extra copies and be sure to take one with you if you go to a hospital or other facility for health care.
The Arizona Secretary of State maintains the Arizona Advance Directive Registry, which is a confidential database that will store a copy of your completed Life Care Planning forms. The purpose of registering Life Care Planning forms is to create a centralized location where your relatives or the hospital or other health care facility caring for you can access the form if it is not readily available. Access to the Life Care Planning forms in the registry is password protected.
If you wish to register your Life Care Planning forms in the Arizona Advance Directive Registry, you should contact the Office of the Arizona Secretary of State or go to the Arizona Advance Directive Registry webpage at: https://azsos.gov/services/advance-directives.
Arizona Advance Directive Registry
Arizona Secretary of State
1700 W. Washington, 7th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2888
(602) 542-6187 or (800) 458-5842
You may change or cancel any of these forms whenever you wish. Review your forms every year or so and consider whether to make changes based on your life circumstances. Remember to discuss changes with your representatives, and doctors, and perhaps your family, clergyperson, etc.
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