After completing your medical care documents, validating and distributing the documents are crucial steps in completing your estate plan. As mentioned in the article A Coherent Estate Plan Consists of More Than Just a Will, a Living Will and Health Care Proxy must be part of the estate plan to make it coherent. However, completing the medical care documents is not enough. Each medical care document needs validation to carry any weight. Additionally, to make your medical care wishes known, distributing the documents to the proper people becomes necessary. Therefore, validating and distributing your medical care documents are important steps in the estate planning process.