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Living Will Basics

A living will is actually not a will at all, in the traditional sense. Rather, it’s a legal document that reflects your healthcare wishes should you become too ill to make decisions on your own behalf. This section provides basic information on what living wills cover and answers important questions on health care directives, creating a living will, and choosing an agent for your healthcare power of attorney. You’ll find state-specific laws governing living wills, including links to codes and statutes. This section also contains sample living wills forms -- including a living will directive to physicians and healthcare power of attorney form. Select from the list of titles below to learn more.
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