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A Living Will is a legal document you can complete now to declare your wishes regarding the use of life-sustaining treatment if you should become terminally ill or permanently unconscious.

A Living Will:

  • becomes effective only when you are unable to communicate your wishes and are permanently unconscious or terminally ill.
  • spells out whether or not you want life-support technology used to prolong your dying.
  • gives doctors the authority to follow your instructions regarding the medical treatment you want under these conditions.
  • can be changed or revoked by you at any time, but cannot be changed or revoked by anyone else.
  • will be followed for a pregnant woman only if certain conditions apply.
  • specifies under what conditions you would want artificial feeding and fluids to be withheld. 

These materials have been prepared for educational and information purposes only. They are not legal advice or legal opinions on any specific matters. For your specific matter, please contact us about your specific circumstances.

What is a Health Care Power of Attorney

Living Wills Health Care Power of Attorney

WHAT IS A HEALTH CARE POWER OF ATTORNEY ? A Health Care Power of Attorney is a legal document that authorizes another person to make health care decisions for you if you are unable to make informed health care decisions for yourself.

A Health Care Power of Attorney:

  • names an individual you trust to make a wide variety of health care decisions for you at any time you cannot do so for yourself, whether or not your condition is terminal
  • becomes effective only when you cannot make your own decisions regarding treatment
  • requires the person you appoint to make decisions that are consistent with your wishes
  • will not overrule a Living Will in the event you have both documents.

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