COVID-19 Update

The North Dakota Catholic Conference urges everyone to have a health care directive, especially during these difficult and uncertain times. We are still mailing hard copies of the directives and both Catholic and non-denominational Christian directives are available for download.

We have also posted information on getting your directive notarized during the pandemic.

As always, please
contact the North Dakota Catholic Conference with any questions.
Who will speak for me when I cannot speak for myself?

How can I make sure the decisions made about my health care are morally right?
People often avoid questions like these until faced with having to make a decision. Many of us think that only the sick or dying need to think about such matters.

In truth, however, these are questions we all must ask and be able to answer -- whether we are young or old, sick or healthy. There could come a time in any person's life where he or she may not be able to communicate his or her wishes.

The North Dakota Catholic Conference has prepared these resources to help you prepare for that time. The documents on this site are available to download or directly from the North Dakota Catholic Conference for free. We want you and your loved ones to be informed and prepared as much as possible in that time of need.

The materials on this website were prepared according to North Dakota law, but most states and health care facilities will respect health care directives from any state. If you have questions, please contact the North Dakota Catholic Conference.