North Carolina 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.
Living Wills - Advance Health Care Directives
Statutory Declaration for a Desire for a Natural Death
» This Declaration allows you to specify that you do not wish for you life to be prolonged by artificial means in the event that you are in a terminal, incurable condition or persistent vegetative state. It functions in the same manner as a living will.
Health Care Power of Attorney Forms
Statutory Health Care Power of Attorney
» Appoint a person to make health care decisions, including physical and mental health care, for you when you are not capable of making an informed consent to allow or refuse treatment.
Power of Attorney for Mental Health Care - Statutory Form
» Appoint a person to make mental health care decisions for you when you are not capable of making an informed consent to allow or refuse specific treatment.
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