Alaska Living Will & Health Care Forms
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Make your Living Will Today! A living will is a document that allows you to specify what should be done about life-sustaining procedures if, in the future, your death from a terminal condition is imminent despite the application of life-sustaining procedures or you are in a persistent vegetative state.
Alaska Living Wills - Advance Health Care Directives
Statutory Advance Health Care Directive
» This statutory advance health care directive has been enacted by Alaska Acts - Chapter 83 of 2004 and contains five parts relating to: Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care Decisions, Instructions for Health Care, Anatomical Gift at Death, Mental Health Treatment, and Primary Physician Designation.
Health Care Power of Attorney Forms
Statutory Form of Durable Power of Attorney - General, Limited, Durable
» This Power of Attorney is a statutory form which means it has been approved by the state legislature. It provides for the appointment of an attorney-in-fact for various matters, which you select, including property, finances, real estate, business, banking, litigation and many more options. This form is to be signed in front of a notary public and acknowledged. Note: Do not alter this statutory form other than to include the optional provisions listed. Only complete it as desired. This form is based on Alaska Statutes 13.26.332. It can be limited by the powers you select to give your agent. You may also select for the form to be durable, which means that it continues if you become incompetent.
Although the term Living Will may indicate that it is a Will, in reality, it is more similar to a Power of Attorney than a Will. Therefore, don't be confused by the title of the document. The purpose of a living will is to allow you to make decisions about life support and directs others to implement your desires in that regard.
Some States use documents with other names which serve the same function as a Living Will.
Q: If I make a living will, does that assure that the Courts will not get involved and that family members will not be allowed to fight over the decision I make in the Living Will about whether I desire to continue life support?
A: No, but it changes the facts and reduces the chances that your wishes would not be followed. Family members could still dispute the medical opinions that you will not recover.
Users selecting a Living Will
Last Will and Testament