Massachusetts 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 Bay 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 Massachusetts.

Advance Directive Form

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

 

Order Death Certificates

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

 

Digital Estate Planning Laws

  • Massachusetts has no legislation

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 1998 titled “An Act Affirming a Terminally Ill Patient’s Right to Compassionate Aid in Dying” was introduced to the Joint Committee on Public Health in January 2013. It has yet to pass.

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


Organ Donation Registries

Massachusetts 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)

Download the MOLST form for Massachusetts 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

  • Massachusetts has a 0.8%-16% estate tax rate (exemption threshold: $1 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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