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"Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care Decisions" Form

A form you can print out and use to prepare your own Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care Decisions or "Medical Power of Attorney."

"Living Will" Form

A form you can print out and use to prepare your own Declaration Relating to Use of Life-Sustaining Procedures or "Living Will."

What is a "Durable Health Care Power of Attorney?"

A Durable Health Care Power of Attorney is a legal document. It authorizes a person to be your agent to make decisions about your health care if you are not able to make decisions for yourself.

What Is a Living Will?

A living will is a written document authorizing health care providers to withhold or withdraw life sustaining procedures in certain cases. A life-sustaining procedure is any medical procedure, treatment or intervention which utilizes mechanical or artificial means to sustain, restore, or supplant a spontaneous vital function, and which serves only to prolong the dying process.

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