Give a copy of your advance directive to the person you picked as your agent. Talk with your agent about what you have written and what you want for medical treatment. You may also want to give a copy to other family members so they know about it.
Give a copy of your advance directive to your doctor and to any nursing home, hospital or other place you may get medical care.
If you have a serious medical condition, ask your doctor or other clinician whether you need a DNR/COLST. If you want, talk to your doctor about getting DNR identification such as a bracelet or necklace. Such IDs will be honored by medical personnel only if bought from a state approved seller.
The Vermont Department of Health can store your advance directive in an online registry. The registry is free. Doctors and hospitals are required to check the registry, so that is a good way to make sure that they will know about your advance directive. You can submit your advance directive to the registry by mail or fax. This is a free service for Vermonters.