This contains two forms. One is a living will. It allows you to express your desires concerning life-sustaining treatment in the event you are terminally ill or permanently unconscious. This is a non-statutory version, meaning that although valid, the wording isn't identical to the language in the statute for living wills.
The other form is a durable power of attorney for health care. It allows you to appoint an agent to make health care decisions for you if you are unable to do so. The agent will have the power to have access to medical records for treatment or payment decisions; to disclose medical records to others for purposes of treatment, payment, or health care operations; to employ and discharge physicians; to consent to or refuse to consent to medical procedures, including the withholding or withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment, and nutrition and hydration, according to the wishes expressed in the living will, and sign necessary documents in connection with health care matters.(more...)
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