Free Living Wills and Advance Health Care Directives

A living will, sometimes referred to as an “Advance Health Care Directive”, provides a directive to physicians and health care providers regarding your wishes as to specific medical treatments or procedures to be used in your treatment in the event you do not have the mental or physical capacity to do so on your own behalf.  After completing the form in several duplicate originals, you can provide an original document to your family and your physician.  The Living Will does not replace or affect your regular will and it is wise to consult your attorney.  The AUIC does not engage in the practice of law and only provides these forms for education and convenience.

You can choose your state of residence for the Living Will or Advance Medical Directive Form.  These forms are free and have been compiled from other websites provided by state bar associations or other associations interested in promoting the benefits of advance planning using a Living Will or an Advanced Medical Directive.  These documents can be edited on your computer and printed for execution or can be saved to your computer by choosing “save Target as” and later filling in and editing the forms using your word processing software.

If you choose to use these forms, you agree and acknowledge that:

  1. The AUIC is not providing legal services or advice and is not acting as your attorney;
  2. The information provided is not legal advice and is generally available over the internet;
  3. The forms and information may not be correct, legal, up to date or current.
  4. The forms and information may not address your specific situation;
  5. The law is likely different in each jurisdiction and you are strongly advised to consent an attorney in your state or jurisdiction;
  6. The AUIC is not responsible for any loss, damage, claim or liability related to the use of this website or any website linked to this website, whether from errors or omissions in the content of these websites.

Advance Medical Directives – Free State Forms & Directions for 50+ States.  Click on your state’s hyperlink and review forms and instructions. 

Alabama:  http://www.alaha.org/uploadedFiles/Resources/advdirective.pdf

Alaska: http://alaska.providence.org/patients/Pages/advdir.aspx

Arizona: http://www.azag.gov/life_care/

Arkansashttp://www.arkansashospice.org/wills_livingwills.htm

California: http://www.californialivingwill.org/

Colorado: www.cobar.org/page.cfm/ID/1073/

Delaware:  dhss.delaware.gov/dsaapd/advance.html

District of Columbia: www.dcha.org/Publications/AdvanceDirective.pdf

Florida: www.floridabar.org/TFB/TFBResources.nsf/

Georgia: http://aging.dhr.georgia.gov/DHR-DAS/DHR-DAS_Publications/LivingWill.pdf

Hawaii: http://aging.dhr.georgia.gov/DHR-DAS/DHR-DAS_Publications/LivingWill.pdf

Idaho: www.ag.idaho.gov/livingWills/livingWills_index.htm

Illinois: www.state.il.us/aging/1news_pubs/publications/poa_will.pdf

Indiana:  www.in.gov/legislative/ic/code/title16/ar36/ch4.html

Iowa: www.aging.iowa.gov/faq/legal.html

Kansas: www.kansaslegalservices.org/node/1097

Kentucky: ag.ky.gov/NR/rdonlyres/2DA643B3-B474…/livingwillpacket.pdf

Louisiana: biotech.law.lsu.edu/la/consent/la-living-will.htm

Maine:  www.maine.gov › Home › Elder Issues

Maryland: www.maine.gov › Home › Elder Issues

Massachusetts: http://www.massmed.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Home6&TEMPLATE=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&CONTENTID=36596

Michigan: www.michbar.org/elderlaw/adpamphlet.cfm

Minnesota: www.mnaging.org › Advisor › Brochures

Mississippi: www.hov.org/health_care_decisions.aspx

Missouri: ago.mo.gov/publications/lifechoices/lifechoices.pdf

Montana:  www.halt.org/living_wills/montana.pdf

Nebraska: http://dhhs.ne.gov/medicaid/Documents/LivingWill.pdf

Nevada:  www.nvaging.net/legal/forms.htm

New Hampshire:  egalwillforms.org/newhampshirelivingwill_p.html

New Jersey:  www.halt.org/living_wills/new_jersey.pdf

New Mexico: http://www.phs.org/PHS/patients/content/advance/index.htm

New York:  http://www.nysba.org/Content/NavigationMenu/PublicResources/LivingWillHealthCareProxyForms/Living_Will_and_Heal.htm

North Carolina: http://www.ncmedsoc.org/non_members/public_resources/livingwillform.pdf

North Dakota:  http://www.halt.org/living_wills/north_dakota.pdf

Ohio: http://www.ohiobar.org/pages/lawfactspamphletsdetail.aspx?itemid=13

Oklahoma: http://www.ohiobar.org/pages/lawfactspamphletsdetail.aspx?itemid=13

Oregon:  http://www.ag.idaho.gov/livingWills/LivingWill_DurablePowerOfAttorney.pdf

Pennsylvania: http://www.dsf.health.state.pa.us/health/lib/health/publicnotices/Sample_Forms_for_Advance_Directives.pdf

Rhode Island:  http://www.riag.ri.gov/documents/reports/healthcare/power_of_attorney.pdf

South Carolina:  http://www.state.sc.us/dmh/804-97.htm

Tennessee: http://health.state.tn.us/advancedirectives/index.htm

Texas:  http://www.texashealth.org/livingwill

Utah:  http://www.hsdaas.utah.gov/advance_directives.htm

Vermont:  http://www.halt.org/living_wills/vermont.pdf; http://healthvermont.gov/vadr/index.aspx

Virginia:  http://www.dcha.org/Publications/AdvanceDirective.pdf

Washington:  http://www2.providence.org/spokane/facilities/sacred-heart-medical-center/patients-and-visitors/patient-forms/Documents/Advance_Directives_6-09.pdf

West Virginia:  http://www.acba.org/Public/Legal-information/LivingWillPoweroAttyform.pdf

Wisconsin:  http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/forms/advdirectives/index.htm

Wyoming:  http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/wyoming-living-will-health-care-power-of-attorney-32003.html