05/10/2012

What is the Advance Health Care Directive Registry?

Probate Code section 4800 requires the California Secretary of State to maintain an Advance Health Care Directive Registry.  This registry allows a person who has an executed Advance Health Care Directive to register this information with the Secretary of State.  The information is available upon by request by the registrant’s doctor, public guardian, or attorney. 

If you want to register your Advance Health Care Directive with the Secretary of State, you need to attach a copy of the document to the Registration of Written Advance Health Care Directive form which can be found at the following url:  http://www.sos.ca.gov/ahcdr/.