Georgia 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.
Georgia Living Wills - Advance Health Care Directives
Advance Directive for Healthcare
» Appoint a person to make health care decisions for you when you are not capable of making such decisionswith a medical power of attorney form. These decisions include the power to require, consent to, or withdraw any type of personal care or medical treatment. Your agent may also make decisions after your death with respect to an autopsy, organ donation, body donation, and final disposition of your body. Use this form to state your treatment preferences if you have a terminal condition or if you are in a state of permanent unconsciousness and to nominate a person to be your guardian should one ever be needed.
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.
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Last Will and Testament