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

Important health, legal, and end-of-life planning forms and information for people living in The Old Line 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 Maryland.

Advance Directive Form

Download the Advance Directive form for Maryland.

For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Advance Directive forms.

Order Death Certificates

Death Certificate instructions for Maryland.

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

Digital Estate Planning Laws

Law: SB239/HB507 Maryland 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..
Status: Effective October 1, 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)

  • Maryland has no legislation

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

Organ Donation Registries

Maryland Organ Donation registry official link.

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

MOLST (Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment) Form

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

Probate Laws For Maryland

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

Estate And Inheritance Tax Rate

  • The top estate tax rate is 16 percent (exemption threshold: $5 million); The top inheritance tax rate is 10 percent (no exemption threshold)

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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