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South Dakota Advance Directive Form

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Below is the information you'll need in order to obtain an Advance Directive in South Dakota, which is comprised of two separate documents.

Overview: In South Dakota you must fill out two separate forms to have a complete Advance Directive: A Living Will called a "Living Will Declaration" and a "Healthcare Power of Attorney" (a.k.a. Health Care Proxy).

Required Information for the Living Will: You and two (2) witnesses must sign your SD Advance Directive for it to be considered valid.

Download the South Dakota Living Will Form Here

Required Information for Naming a Health Care Proxy: You and two (2) witnesses must sign your SD Advance Directive for it to be considered valid Witnesses CAN NOT be:

  • The person appointed as Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care (a.k.a. Health Care Proxy)
  • Your health care provider, or an employee of the health care provider
  • Not related to you by blood, marriage, or adoption
  • To the best of one's knowledge, not a creditor of the principal nor entitled to any part of the estate under a will now existing or by operation of law

Download the South Dakota Health Care Proxy Form Here
(Via Regional Health)

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