Links to Advance Directive Forms by State

The links below were collected by David John Doukas, M.D., and William Reichel, M.D. from governmental, health system, and medical or law society websites as the most current at the time of publication of Planning for Uncertainty, second edition. The authors recommend using the state forms as a starting point in discussions with your physician and legal adviser and in making your own advance directive. In some cases, the living will form and durable power of attorney for health care (DPAHC) form are on different websites. A helpful alternative website for state forms, in case any of the links listed here prove to have been discontinued, is
www.caringinfo.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3425.

Alabama

http://www.legislature.state.al.us/codeofalabama/1975/22-8A-4.htm

Alaska

http://www.hss.state.ak.us/pdf/advancedirective.pdf

http://www.azag.gov/seniors/life_care/LifeCarePlanning.html

Arkansas

http://www.arkbar.com/whats_new/new_assoc_LivingWills.html

California

http://www.ag.ca.gov/consumers/pdf/AHCDS1.pdf

Colorado

http://www.thememorialhospital.com/tmhc.nsf/view/AdvancedDirectives

Connecticut

http://www.ct.gov/ag/cwp/browse.asp?a=2130&bc=0&c=19278

Delaware

http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dsaapd/advance.html

District of Columbia

http://www.dcha.org/Publications/AdvanceDirective.pdf

Florida

http://myfloridalegal.com/pages.nsf/Main/B18C541B29F7A7F885256FEF0044C13A

Georgia

http://aging.dhr.georgia.gov/DHR-DAS/DHR-DAS_Publications/LivingWill.pdf

Hawaii

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/

Idaho

http://www2.state.id.us/ag/living_wills/LivingWillsPrintableInformation.pdf

Illinois

http://www.idph.state.il.us/public/books/advin.htm

Indiana

http://www.caringinfo.org/files/public/indiana.pdf

Iowa

http://www.state.ia.us/elderaffairs/Documents/GiftofPeaceofMind.pdf

Kansas

http://www.agingkansas.org/kdoa/publications/alzheimers/otr_forms_nfo.htm

Kentucky

http://ag.ky.gov/livingwill/

Louisiana

Living Will: http://www.sec.state.la.us/pubs/Liv_Will_Dec_form-1.pdf

DPHAC: http://www.ololrmc.com/workfiles/wills_durable.pdf

Maine

http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/beas/resource/adf.pdf

Maryland

http://www.oag.state.md.us/Healthpol/adirective.pdf

Massachusetts

http://www.massmed.org

Michigan

http://www.michbar.org/elderlaw/pdfs/dpoa_hc.pdf

Minnesota

http://www.mnaging.org/advisor/directive.htm

Mississippi

http://www.msdh.state.ms.us/msdhsite/_static/resources/75.pdf

Missouri

http://www.ago.mo.gov/publications/lifechoices/lifechoices.htm

Montana

http://www.montana.edu/wwwpb/pubs/mt9202.html

Nebraska

http://www.hhs.state.ne.us/ags/advdir.htm

Nevada

http://dhcfp.state.nv.us/HIPAA/NV%20Law%20Concerning%20Advanced%20Directives.pdf

New Hampshire

http://www.healthynh.com/downloads/endoflife.pdf

New Jersey

http://www.state.nj.us/health/ltc/advance_directives.pdf

New Mexico

http://www.phs.org/facilities/patguide/advdirform.shtml

New York

http://www.health.state.ny.us/nysdoh/hospital/english3.htm

North Carolina

http://www.ncmedsoc.org/pages/public_resources/death_and_dying.html

North Dakota

http://www.legis.nd.gov/cencode/t23c065.pdf

Ohio

http://olrs.ohio.gov/ASP/olrs_AdvanceDirect.asp

Oklahoma

http://www.okbar.org/public/brochures/default.htm

Oregon

http://www.oregon.gov/DCBS/SHIBA/docs/advance_directive_form.pdf

Pennsylvania

http://www.aging.state.pa.us/aging/lib/aging/Advance_Directives_brochure1.pdf

Rhode Island

Living Will: http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE23/23-4.11/23-4.11-3.HTM

DPAHC: http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE23/23-4.10/23-4.10-2.HTM

South Carolina

http://www.scbar.org/pdf/public/LivingWill.pdf

South Dakota

Living Will: http://www.rcrh.org/Services/Patient/Docs/LivingWill.PDF

DPAHC: http://www.rcrh.org/Services/Patient/Docs/HealthCarePowerofAttorney.pdf

Tennessee

http://www2.state.tn.us/health/Boards/AdvanceDirectives/

Texas

http://www.texashealth.org/main.asp-level-2-id-DD579008B2CC42419E907944C83DBFE9

Utah

http://uuhsc.utah.edu/ethics/UtahLaw.htm

Vermont

http://www.vtpa.org/Advance%20Directive.htm

Virginia

http://www.vda.virginia.gov/pdfdocs/AdvMedDir.pdf

Washington

http://www.wsma.org/patients/who_decide.html

West Virginia

http://www.wvbar.org/barinfo/lawyer/will2.htm

Wisconsin

http://dhfs.wisconsin.gov/forms/AdvDirectives/ADFormsPOA.htm

Wyoming

http://www.caringinfo.org/files/public/Wyoming.pdf

Other Useful Links

U.S. Living Will Registry

http://www.uslivingwillregistry.com/forms.shtm

Caring Connections

http://www.caringinfo.org/

AARP

http://aarp.org/money/financial_planning/a2002-08-12-EstatePlanningAdvanceMedicalDecisions.html

Department of Veterans Affairs

http://www.hsrd.research.va.gov/publications/internal/ylyc.htm