Advance Medical Directive (AMD) is a legal document stating you do not want to receive extraordinary life-sustaining treatment to artificially prolong your life if you become terminally ill and unconscious, where death is imminent.
The AMD can be made by any person, aged 21 years and above, and is of sound mind. The AMD form must be completed and signed in the presence of two witnesses before it is returned to the Registrar of AMDs. The patient’s doctor must be one of the two witnesses, while the other witness must be at least 21 years old. In addition, both witnesses must not have any vested interests in the patient’s death.