Colorado Health, Legal, And End-Of-Life Resources
Important health, legal, and end-of-life planning forms and information for people living in The Centennial State.
Whether you’re planning for yourself or someone else, the resources below are vital when it comes to organizing and settling an estate in Colorado.
Advance Directive Form
Download the Advance Directive form for Colorado. For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Advance Directive forms.
Order Death Certificates
Death Certificate instructions for Colorado. For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Death Certificate ordering information.
Digital Estate Planning Laws
Law: SB 16-088 Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act
Description: This law authorizes a decedent’s personal representative or trustee to access and manage digital assets and electronic communications. [See the full Bill here]
Status: This was approved by the Governor and filed with the Secretary of State on April 7, 2016.
For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Digital Estate Planning Laws.
Death With Dignity Legislation (a.k.a. Aid-In-Dying or Physician-Assisted Death)
The people of Colorado voted to approve Prop 106, which authorizes the medical practice of aid in dying. To be eligible people must be 18 years old, mentally capable, in the final stages of a terminal illness defined as six months or less to live, and must request and take the medicine by themselves (self-administer). [Learn more here]
For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Death With Dignity Legislation.
Organ Donation Registries
Colorado Organ Donation registry official link. For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Organ Donation registries.
MOST (Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment) Form
Download the MOST form for Colorado residents. For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state POLST forms.
(Choose “Colorado Revised Statutes” from left navigation bar)
For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Probate Laws.
Estate And Inheritance Tax Rate
- Colorado has no estate tax or inheritance tax
For estate and inheritance tax in other states see our complete list of state-by-state Estate And Inheritance Tax Rates.
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