Pennsylvania 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 Will PA - Advance Health Care Directives
Declaration - Living Will - Statutory form
» This Declaration allows you to express your wishes and desires if it is determined that your death is imminent and where the application of life-sustaining procedures would serve only to artificially prolong the dying process.
Power of Attorney for Health Care Forms
Mental Health Power of Attorney
» This Mental Health Power of Attorney designates a mental health care agent to express desires regarding particular mental health treatment or procedures on your behalf when you are not capable of doing so yourself. This Power of Attorney is effective for two years from the date of execution.
Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care
» This Durable Power of Attorney designates a health care agent to express health care desires on your behalf when you are not capable of doing so yourself. It also includes living will declaration provisions with regard to specific life sustaining procedures and 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.
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Last Will and Testament