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

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

Advance Directive Form

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

 

Order Death Certificates

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

 

Digital Estate Planning Laws

Law: HB 156 Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act
Description: The Act authorizes establishs a framework for the management and disposition of digital assets upon death or incapacitation.
Status: Effective July 15, 2020

    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)

    • Kentucky has no legislation

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

     

    Organ Donation Registries

    Kentucky 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 Kentucky residents. For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state POLST forms.

     

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

     

    Estate And Inheritance Tax Rate

    • The top inheritance tax rate is 16 percent (exemption threshold for Class C beneficiaries: $500; exemption threshold for Class B beneficiaries: $1,000; Class A beneficiaries, which is the majority, pay no 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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    State-By-State Health, Legal, And End-Of-Life Resources

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