Connecticut Health, Legal, And End-Of-Life Resources

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Important health, legal, and end-of-life planning forms and information for people living in The Constitution 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 Connecticut.

Advance Directive Form

Download the Advance Directive form for Connecticut. For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Advance Directive forms.

 

Order Death Certificates

Death Certificate instructions for Connecticut. For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Death Certificate ordering information.

 

Digital Estate Planning Laws

Law: SB 262 Public Act No. 05-136
Description: Executors may access email accounts. The state requires a death certificate and documentation of the executor’s appointment before the estate’s representative can see the deceased person’s emails or social networking accounts.
Status: Effective October 1, 2005

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)

House Bill 5326 titled “An Act Concerning Compassionate Aid in Dying For Terminally Ill Patients” was submitted to the Joint Committee on Public Health his past February. It has yet to be passed.

For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Death With Dignity Legislation.

 

Organ Donation Registries

Connecticut Organ Donation registry official link. For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Organ Donation registries.

 

POLST (Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment) Form

Connecticut doesn’t currently have a POLST program (check the status here). For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state POLST forms.

 

Probate Laws

Title 45a: Probate Courts and Procedure

For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Probate Laws.

 

Estate And Inheritance Tax Rate

  • Connecticut has a 7.2%-12% estate tax rate (exemption threshold: $2 million)

For estate and inheritance tax in other states see our complete list of state-by-state Estate And Inheritance Tax Rates.

State-By-State Health, Legal, And End-Of-Life Resources

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