Links to Sample Forms by State
Advance Medical Directives
Living Wills and Healthcare Powers of Attorney
It is important to remember that each state has its own laws related to Living Wills and other Medical Directives. Some states provide their own sample forms, but that doesn't guarantee that a form from one state will be enforced in its entirety in another state. Also, sometimes you may have special needs or desires that don't quite fit the standard forms from your state. For these reasons, when preparing your directives you should seriously consider consulting an attorney that is experienced in preparing Medical Directives.
The Save Time & Money When You Meet with Your Attorney section of our web site provides you with a list of some of the information you should be ready to discuss with your attorney and with those who will become your healthcare agents.
After you have prepared your advance directive or directives (many people have both a living will and a healthcare power of attorney), consider storing them with MDOL so that they will be available to your loved ones and healthcare providers in a time of need, anywhere in the world on a 24x7 basis via the Internet.
Other resources: You can find more information on preparing Directives by visiting the American Bar Association's web site. Federal law requires all hospitals to provide information about advance directives to people in their communities, including information about the laws in your state. You can obtain information and a form by contacting the Patient Representative or Department of Social Services at your hospital.
Links to State Forms and Guidelines:
The state names listed below are linked to state sponsored web sites that provide free advance directive forms. These links are provided as an easy and convenient way for you to find a form for your state.
Medical Directives On Line (MDOL, Inc.) does not provide legal advice or legal services, and the does not represent that the forms provided by these sites are legally valid. MDOL is not responsible for the content of the forms on these sites. State laws sometimes change, making forms obsolete. You should check with an attorney to make sure that any advance directives you prepare comply with the law in your state.
Click on your state to download an advance directive form. When you click on one of the links listed below you will be leaving the Medical Directive On Line web site. (Please be patient, some of these state sites load slowly).
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