Can I Create Both A Health Care Proxy And A Living Will?

Yes. If you complete a Health Care Proxy form, but also have a Living Will, the Living Will provides instructions for your health care agent, and will guide his or her decisions. Copies of your Living Will should be given to your health care agent. You will want to have your health care agent share the views expressed in the Living Will with your health care providers to make sure your wishes are understood. With both documents, if you include a statement of your preferences regarding your medical treatment, it will provide additional useful guidance.

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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