Should You Fill Out Both The Living Will And Advance Directive Form?

It depends on what you want to do. If you want to name a health chare agent, you should fill out Part A of the advance directive. The living will form does not allow for appointment of a health care agent. The living will form lets you decide about life­sustaining procedures in the event of terminal condition or persistent vegetative state. If you want to decide about life­sustaining procedures not only in the event of terminal condition or persistent vegetative state but also "end­stage condition," or you want to make health care decisions that deal with situations other than life­sustaining procedures, use Part B of the advance directive form.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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