Illinois 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 Land of Lincoln.

Whether you’re planning for yourself or someone else, the resources below are vital when it comes to organizing and settling an estate in Illinois.

Advance Directive Form

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

 

Order Death Certificates

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

 

Digital Estate Planning Laws

Law: HB 4648 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. [Read the full Bill]
Status: Effective August 12, 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)

    • Illinois has no legislation

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


    Organ Donation Registries

    Illinois 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

    Download the POLST form for Illinois residents. For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state POLST forms.

     

    Probate Laws

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

     

    Estate And Inheritance Tax Rate

    • Illinois has a 0.8%-16% estate tax rate (exemption threshold: $4 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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