A Living Will is an instrument that states the principal’s intent and wishes regarding whether to use or not use extraordinary measures to sustain the principal’s life. Living Wills do not have statutory authority in some jurisdictions, but do provide important direction and instruction regarding your intent and wishes. A Health Care Proxy is an instrument authorizing a trusted individual, the “health care agent,” to make medical decisions for the principal at such time as the principal lacks capacity to make such decisions.

You can find more information on a Living Will and Health Care Proxy at the website of Matthieu J. Massengill, P.C. .   

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