Arizona Healthcare Directives Registry

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Arizona National Healthcare Decisions Day

National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) is April 16.

Started in 2008, NHDD is a day intended to bring awareness to the importance of advance directives and the need to plan ahead for end-of-life care, and to encourage people to communicate and document their healthcare preferences.

Let's Be Direct: Exploring the New AzHDR Presentation

Health Current is offering the provider community a set of presentations featuring the Arizona Healthcare Directives Registry to learn more about the benefits of the new system. We will be holding sessions weekly through February 2022.

Presentations about the AzHDR designed specifically for public consumers will be provided at a future time.

For a copy of the slide deck from the presentation, click here.

Schedule of provider sessions:

DAYDATETIMEREGISTER
FridayMay 1310:00 - 11:00 a.m.Register Here
WednesdayJune 8Noon - 1:00 p.m.Register Here
Access the AzHDR: For Consumers

Have an AzHDR Account
If you have your AzHDR login credentials and want to view or modify your directives, click here.

Note: Previous Secretary of State login credentials will not work in the new registry portal.

Do Not Have an AzHDR Account
If you are signing into the AzHDR for the first time after receiving a letter or email, click here.

Register Advance Directives for the First Time
If this is your first time using the registry and you did not have advance directive documents transferred over from the Secretary of State, click here for steps to follow to get started.

Access the AzHDR: For Providers

Registered Participating Providers
Participating providers that are registered with the AzHDR access the registry here.

Nonregistered Providers
If you are not currently registered with the AzHDR so do not have provider portal access, but your patient/client has provided you with their AzHDR account credentials to view their advance directives, click here to view the documents.

Become a Registered Provider!
To learn more about provider registry participation for full access, please contact the Health Current AzHDR team at info@azhdr.org.

Have questions about the AzHDR?

Read the AzHDR Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) here to learn more.
Contact Carla Sutter, MSW, Director, AzHDR at carla.sutter@healthcurrent.org.

About the Arizona Healthcare Directives Registry

Health Current is the new home for the Arizona Healthcare Directives Registry (AzHDR) after 2019 legislation granted the transition of the registry from the Secretary of State’s office to Health Current to improve healthcare provider access to advance directives. In 2019, Arizona Senate Bill 1352 was passed (statutes 36-3291 and 36-3295) giving healthcare providers the ability to have real-time access to patients’ wishes – when they need it most.

The AzHDR is designed to help honor patients’ end-of-life healthcare wishes by providing seamless access to advance directives, documents that outline a person’s healthcare preferences, across the continuum of care. The new secure online AzHDR provides a safe place to store and make accessible Arizonans’ advance directive documents so end-of-life care will be guided by their wishes.

Registering advance directives with the AzHDR is free to Arizona residents, provides peace of mind to registrants and offers easy access to participating healthcare providers – ensuring wishes registered are wishes honored.

Working together as a community, we can ensure that no matter where or when someone faces the moment they cannot communicate, their advance directives are registered, accessible and honored.

AzHDR Forms & Tools

Want to receive news and information about the Arizona Healthcare Directives Registry for documenting and storing advance directives? Then please let us know!

Complete the AzHDR interest form here:

AzHDR Interest Form

Consumers

Providers
To be granted access to the Arizona Advance Directives Registry in order to view and honor advance directive documents within, organizations will need to complete and submit a Registration Agreement. For a copy of the Registration Agreement, please contact the Health Current AzHDR team at info@azhdr.org.

What is advance care planning?

Advance care planning is a process of thinking and talking about what’s important to you, to help you and those closest to you prepare for your future healthcare decisions.

Advance care planning involves completing advance directives (documents like a living will) and appointing a health care power of attorney (someone to make healthcare decisions for you if you are unable to speak for yourself). Then, most importantly, sharing your decisions and care wishes with your loved ones, healthcare providers and/or caregivers.

What are advance directives?
Advance directives are documents that outline what healthcare and treatment decisions should be made if you are unable to communicate these wishes. They are intended to let your doctors, family, friends and caregivers know your healthcare preferences, including the types of treatment you do or do not want at the end of your life, your desire for diagnostic testing, surgical procedures, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, organ donation and more.

An advance directive document is drafted according to the Arizona law. These documents are only valid when you are no longer capable of making or communicating your own decisions. There are several documents that are listed as advance directives according to A.R.S. §36-32 in the state of Arizona, including:

1. Living will
2. Health care power of attorney
3. Mental health care power of attorney
4. Pre-hospital medical care directive – Do Not Resuscitate (DNR)

AzHDR Sponsors & Donors

Sponsors

Donors

  • Aurora Behavioral Health – Tempe
  • Aurora Behavioral Health Systems
  • Dignity Health
  • Martin & Hildegard Gluck Foundation
  • Mercy Care Plan
  • Mountain Park Health Center
  • Regional Center for Border Health
  • Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center
  • Tucson Medical Center
  • UnitedHealthcare Community & State
AzHDR Community Partners
  • AARP
  • ADHS Bureau of EMS & Trauma System
  • Area Agency On Aging
  • Arizona Attorney General’s Office
  • Arizona End of Life Care Partnership with United Way of Tucson
    and Southern Arizona
  • Arizona Health Care Association
  • Arizona Hospital & Healthcare Association (AzHHA)
  • Arizona Leading Age
  • Arizona Secretary of State
  • Coalition to Transform Serious Illness
  • Dependable Health Services
  • El Rio Health
  • Flagstaff Medical Center
  • Frazer Ryan Goldberg & Arnold, LLP
  • Goodyear Fire Department
  • The Guidance Center
  • Johnson & Associates Elder Law
  • Mercy Care
  • Mesa Fire & Medical Department
  • Nickele Law
  • Palliative Care Consultant
  • Phoenix Fire Department
  • RightCare Foundation
  • Seago Area Agency on Aging
  • Scottsdale Fire Department
  • St. Mary’s Hospital, Tucson
  • Step Up to Justice
  • Surprise Fire-Medical Department
  • Tucson Fire Department
  • Tucson Medical Center
  • West Yavapai Guidance Clinic
Videos
Let’s Be Direct
Advance Care Planning Forms
Choosing a Health Care Power of Attorney
Advance Care Planning FAQ
Have a Say in Advance Care Planning
Spanish
Who Will Speak for You?