Utah 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
Declaration for Mental Health Treatment
» This declaration allows, or disallows, specific mental health treatment in the event that you are not capable of communicating your desires at a future time. It also gives you the opportunity to appoint a person as your attorney-in-fact to make mental health treatment decisions for you.
Directive to Physicians and Providers of Medical Services after Injury or Illness is Incurred - Statutory
» This Directive is signed by a treating physician stating he/she has explained the available alternative to treatment and that the treatment provided is done under the directive of the patient or agent or by a determination of the physician based upon what the patient would have wanted.
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