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Advance Directive

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Legal document stating the patient’s oral and written instructions about future medical care, in the event that the patient is not able to communicate these instructions. Examples include a living will and do not resuscitate orders.

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DoD Instruction 6040.45: DoD Health Record Life Cycle Management

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