The Choices Bank was originally created by the Life’s End Institute and sponsored by St. Patrick Hospital. Missoula legislators proposed a bill in 2005 to create and maintain a secure, online registry accessible to healthcare providers and families throughout the state.
As with the Choices Bank, using the Montana End-of-Life-Registry is free of charge. To view your advance directive in the Registry, you use the same name and access code that is on your existing Choices Bank wallet card. You do not need a new card. The updated My Choices Advance Directive form is still available for your use, either from the registry’s website or from the Center at St. Patrick Hospital.
For information and assistance in completing your advance directive you are invited to go to the Center for Health Information (Medical Library) at St. Patrick Hospital, located on the first level of the Broadway Building. The library staff will witness and notarize your advance directive and forward it to the End-of-Life-Registry in Helena.
The End-of-Life-Registry is in the Department of Justice, Office of Consumer Protection and Victim Services, and is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so help is always available should you or your family have questions in an emergency.