I am not suicidal. But I am in my 70s and I am trying to make plans and policies appropriate for my age, dealing with end of life. I'm doing this while I'm still healthy. I wear a Medic Alert ID Tag that says "Refuse all Medical Care" PF is visited by civil intelligent people so I would like some validation of my reasoning. I live an active and very happy life style, even at my advanced age. My worst nightmare is that I will become an invalid (or worse) and suffer a lingering death. I believe that is a mainstream hope that nearly everyone shares. Most medical events are out of my control. I may be lucky and have a swift death, or not. However, I think of the possibility of an accident. I use the metaphor of being run over by a bus. If that happens to me, and if my injuries are so severe that I can not communicate with the first responders, then I believe that the probability of death is high if I receive no treatment. I also believe that the probability of becoming an invalid if I survive with treatment is very high. In other words, if I do get run over by a bus, my hope for a swift death is nearly achieved, but it could be transformed into my worst nightmare by a hospital. Hence, the "Refuse All Medical Care" tag. On the other hand, if I get run over by a bus, but I am able to communicate with first responders, then I can ignore the tag and make up my mind whether or not I want treatment. In other words, I consider that tag to be an enhanced DNR (do not resuscitate) order, I have three questions: Is my logic valid? Do state laws allow first responders to respect my request and to leave me to die on the side of the road?(When I sat it that way, I suspect that the answer is no.) Is there a better way to manage this risk other than a Medic Alert ID tag?