b'LIVING WILLS, HEALTH CARE SURROGATES, AND ADVANCED DIRECTIVESEvery competent adult has the right to make decisionsconcerning his or her own health, including the right to choose or refuse medical treatment. When a person becomes unable to make decisions due to a physical or mental change, such as being in a coma or developing dementia.Living WillsA living will is a written or oral statement of the kind of medical care you want or do not want if you become unable to make your own decisions. You may wish to speak to your health care provider or attorney to be certain you have completed the living will in a way that your wishes will be understood.Health Care SurrogatesA health care surrogate is a document naming another personas your representative to make medical decisions for you if you are unable to make them yourself.-56-'