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The forms created by these Living Will templates can be used in many states. Some states require specific wording and conditions to be included in the will. It is your responsibility to check with the state in which the will is to be executed to determine if the one created by this living will template meets all of the requirements set forth by that specific state.

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Can a power of attorney override a living will?

The short answer is normally no. An agent designated by a durable power of attorney cannot make decisions that go against your living will. However, the issue becomes moot if you designated the agent to be your health care representative. When creating the living will and setting up a health care power of attorney, be sure to discuss all of your decisions with the designated agent to ensure he or she doesn’t attempt to overrule the choices set forth in the living will.

Can family override a living will?

No. Family members cannot override the decisions you previously made when you signed the living will. This is common when family later decide for or against organ donations. The medical professionals must adhere to the conditions you stipulated in the living will. Emotions often run high when a loved one is nearing the end of live. Family members may attempt to contest the living will and try to have doctors perform (or not perform) life-sustaining treatments upon which you already decided in the living will. The living will is one way to make sure your personal choices are known in advance and followed during end-of-life decisions.

Is a living will an advance directive?

Technically, yes. A living will is a type of Advance Directive. See our answer below on the difference between a living will vs advance directive. As a matter of technicality, all living wills are Advance Directives but not all Advance Directives are living wills.

Is a living will the same as a last will and testament?

Absolutely not. A living will and last will and testament are two totally different legal documents. The living will allows you to decide ahead of time what type of medical treatments you want or don’t want during the end of life. It details medical procedures you may or may not want performed as well as your decision on organ and tissue donation. The last will and testament outlines how you want your estate to be disbursed after you die.

What information should be included in a living will?

A living will is a detailed set of instructions regarding your choices for medical care if you are unable to make decisions for yourself. These decisions should be made in advance when you are in a clear state of mind. The most common decisions that you should be sure to cover in the living will include, but are not limited to:
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
Mechanical ventilation
Tube feeding
Dialysis
Antibiotics or antiviral medications
Comfort care (palliative care)
Hospice
Organ and tissue donation
Donating your body for scientific research
Resuscitate/Do Not Resuscitate
Intubate/Do Not Intubate

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