Oregon 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 Beaver 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 Oregon.

Advance Directive Form

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

 

Order Death Certificates

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

 

Digital Estate Planning Laws

Law: SB 1554 Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act
Description: "It allows a fiduciary, such as a personal representative, trustee or conservator, to access certain digital content within certain limits. It permits entities that hold electronic data to allow users to specify their wishes in the event they become inactive or when the entity receives a request for information. (If a user specifies, that trumps all other instructions, including a will.) The measure also permits fiduciaries to obtain a catalogue of digital communications, and sets forth a number of protocols for them, to cover a variety of situations, such as: when users consent to disclosure, or refuse, or fail to specify; or when disclosure has been ordered by a court." [Source: Oregon's Summary of Legislation, 2016]
Status: Effective January 1, 2017

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)

  • The Death with Dignity Act has been legal in Oregon since 1997.

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

 

Organ Donation Registries

Oregon 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 Oregon 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

  • Oregon has a 10%-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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