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Health Care Directives and Living Wills
Advance Health Care Directives (a.k.a. Living Wills, Health Proxy, and Power of Attorney for Health Care) enable you to appoint a trustworthy adult to make health related decisions on behalf in the event you become incapacitated (unconscious or delirious) and unable to make such decisions for yourself. Without an advanced health care directive, your family may find it necessary to obtain court orders to deal with your medical situation. All fifty states allow you to execute an advanced health care directive. Depending on the state, the advanced health care directive may be known as a "living will," "health care proxy," or "advance health care directive." Some states have standardized forms, while other states leave the language up to individual lawyers and their clients.
Living Will, Health Care Proxy, Power Of Attorney For Health Care: Which One is Right For Me?
What is a Living Will?
What is a Health Care proxy?
What is a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care?
How is a living will different from a durable power of attorney for health care?
Can I have both a durable power of attorney for health care and a living will?
What documents do I need to sign to enable someone to make heath care decisions for me if I am unable?
Who can make a Living Will, Durable Power Of Attorney or Advance Health Care Directive?
How Do I Get A Living Will, Durable Power Of Attorney or Advance Health Care Directive?
Who should I appoint as my health care agent?