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Advance Directive Adoption Committee

About the Committee

The Advance Directives Adoption Committee (ADAC) provides guidance to the Oregon Health Authority on necessary revisions to Oregon’s Advance Directive form. The committee convenes for the first time in the fall of 2019. The committee reviews the Advance Directive form every four years.


HB 4135 from the 2018 Regular Session requires the Oregon Health Authority-Public Health Division to convene an Advance Directive Adoption Committee to:

  1. Adopt the form of an Advance Directive to be used in this state
  2. Review the form every four years to adopt changes the committee determines necessary
  3. Submit the form to Legislature for ratification during an odd numbered year

Upcoming Work

The Committee will convene for the first time in 2019, and will submit a revised form to the legislature no later than September 1, 2020.

Advisory Committee Membership

The Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division is seeking applicants for the Advance Directive Adoption Committee.

OHA invites applications from people who meet the criteria outlined in HB 4135, Section (2).

Committee members are appointed by the Governor. Member terms are in general four years each.

To apply, submit the following documentation to by December 2, 2018:

  1. A completed executive appointment interest form, which is available on the Governor’s office website at
  2. A resume or brief biographical sketch
  3. A brief statement of interest

Advisory Committee Meetings

Check back for updates closer to the committee start date in fall of 2019.

Advance Directive Forms

You may be able to get Advance Directive and Healthcare Representative Appointment forms from your healthcare provider.

You can use the forms below, which are copied from House Bill 4135 (2018) (Oregon Laws 2018, Chapter 36). You do not have to use these specific forms, but any form you use must be substantially the same.

You can also order Advance Directive forms for a fee on the Oregon Health Decisions website.

Related Topics

Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST)

The Oregon POLST program is designed to assure that the medical treatment wishes expressed by the patient are honored by health care professionals as the patient moves from one health care setting to another.

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