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Advance Medical Directive

What is an Advance Medical Directive?

An Advance Medical Directive (AMD) is a legal document that you sign in advance to inform the doctor treating you (in the event you become terminally ill and unconscious) that you do not want any extraordinary life-sustaining treatment to be used to prolong your life. Making an AMD is a voluntary decision.

How do I make an Advance Medical Directive?

Anyone who is aged 21 years old and above, and is not mentally disordered can make an Advance Medical Directive

Steps to make an Advance Medical Directive:

  1. Download AMD form and fill it out.
  2. Consult a doctor with a witness.
  3. Return the form to Registrar of Advance Medical Directives at Ministry of Health, Singapore, College of Medicine Building, 16 College Road, Singapore 169854. The Registrar will send you an acknowledgement when the directive has been registered.

For more information on how to make an AMD, click here

What is the difference between an Advance Medical Directive (AMD) and a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)?

An Advance Medical Directive (AMD) is a legal document that you sign in advance to inform the doctor treating you (in the event you become terminally ill and unconscious) that you do not want any extraordinary life-sustaining treatment to be used to prolong your life. 

On the other hand, a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document which allows a person who is at least 21 years old (“donor”) to voluntarily appoint one or more persons (“donee(s)”) to make decisions and act on the donor’s behalf should he or she lose mental capacity one day.

Where can you make an Advance Medical Directive?

You can get your Advance Medical Directive (AMD) witnessed and certified by doctors at selected Healthway Medical GP clinics.

*Please call the clinic to enquire before booking an appointment.