Living will forms are the health care directive forms that allow individuals to state their end of life medical care. The blank (PDF) living will form can at the bottom of this article aling with everything you need to know about them.
A living will form will state the individual’s living will for medical treatments. This can also be handled by a Medical Power of Attorney if the individual becomes incapaticated. This can happen due to an illness, surgery, or any other medical related problem that prevents the individual from speaking.
Generally, a living will form is used for addressing three main health topics. These are life support, life-sustaining treatment, and end of life wishes. Although a Medical Power of Attorney is mentioned above, a living will form can be completed without the need for one. The individual can file his or her own living will form.
A living will form is valid regardless of where it’s filled out. Though the rules for each state is different. The individual must sign the living will form with at least two or more witnesses or notary. This isn’t like this for every state, Each state regulates their own living will forms. For example, while one witness or notary is fine in Colorado, you would need two or more witnesses in Connecticut.
How to fill out a living will form?
Once you get to filing a living will form, you first need to weigh in your treatment options. It’s always good to start off with the illnesses in your living will. You may want to take action for certain events of medical states such as a vegetative state, dementia, coma, or alzheimer’s disease.
This brings us to the main purpose of a living will form. A good example of this is a medical condition resulting in a vegetative state.
On your living will, you may want your health care agent to carry out your indendent wishes. If you don’t want to continue your life on vegetative state, your health care agent will carry out what’s on your living will form.
Selecting a health care agent is completely optional though. It isn’t necessary for any living will form. The most common reason why a health care agent is selected on living will forms is that there might be a good chance of the individual surviving the medical state. This applies to certain medical events where a health care agent’s review is necessary.
The last step is adding extra things to the living will form and signing it. As mentioned above, you can sign it with at least two or more witnesses, or notary. Check your state requirements for this.
Printable Living Will Form
Below, you can fill out a typical living will form. This is a blank living will form that you start filling out. If there is anything in addition that you want to add such as a health care agent, make sure to contact your health care provider.