A VA Form 10-0137 is used by the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), United States Department of Veterans Affairs. This form is known as a VA Advance Directive: Living Will and Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care. This form will be used in order to allow someone to choose the person who will make decisions for them regarding their health care and describe the preferences for health care treatment, whether it is short-term or long-term.
Before filling out this form, consult your medical professional and talk to your loved ones. This will ensure that everyone understands your wishes and is prepared for the changes to your health care. A healthcare professional may also be able to help you fill out the form by suggesting options, helping with information collection, or explaining treatments. This will ensure that your specific wishes are met when it comes to decisions related to your health.
The VA Advance Directive Form is typically used for veterans to write down their specific preferences for health care. This form can be used to name specific people to make health care decision for you, to describe your preferences for how you want to be treated, and so that VA health care providers know your preferences for medical care, mental health care, long-term care, or other types of health care.
The VA Form 10-0137 contains the following sections:
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs requests the information on this form under the authority of 38 C.F.R. §17.32. Possible disclosures include those that are described in the “routine uses” identified in the VA system of records 24VA19, Patient Medical Record-VA, published in the Federal Register in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974. The OMB Control No. for the form is 2900-0556. Federal agencies may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information, unless it displays a current valid OMB control number.