< Is an Advance Directive the same as mercy killing? – McGinty Belcher & Hamilton, Attorneys, PC

Question:
Is an Advance Directive the same as mercy killing?

Answer:
No. The law governing Advance Directives does not condone, authorize, or approve mercy killing, or permit a deliberate act to end life. Instead, an Advance Directive allows you to express your wishes and your choices concerning your health care and life sustaining treatment.