State-by-State Advance Directive Forms

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An Advance Health Care Directive, also called an Advance Directive, is a legal document stating how you would like to be treated at the end of your life.

In order to complete an Advance Health Care Directive you must identify the types of treatments you do and do not want at the end of your life (Living Will) and name someone who will make sure that your health care decisions are followed (Health Care Proxy or Health Care Power of Attorney).

Every state has its own Advance Directive forms; there is, however, a growing movement towards the creation of a universal Advance Directive, which would work in all states. In some states, the Living Will and Health Care Proxy forms are combined into a single document; in other states, the forms are separate. Once you've completed your state's forms and gotten them signed or notarized (depending on your state's requirements) they are legally binding, though you may revoke or amend them at any time. Below you will find advance directive forms by state compiled in alphabetical order.

If you're looking for your state's Physicians Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) form, use our resource State-by-State POLST Forms.

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AL | AK | AZ | AR | CA | CO | CT | DE | FL | GA
HI | ID | IL | IN | IA | KS | KY | LA | MD | ME
MA | MI | MN | MS | MO | MT | NE | NV | NH | NJ
NM | NY | NC | ND | OH | OK | OR | PA | RI | SC
SD | TN | TX | UT | VT | VA | WA | WV | WI | WY | DC

Alabama

Download the Alabama Advance Directive form

Alaska

Download the Alaska Advance Directive form

Arizona

Download the Arizona Advance Directive form

Arkansas

Download the Arkansas Advance Directive form

California

Download the California Advance Directive form

Colorado

Download the Colorado Advance Directive form

Connecticut

Download the Connecticut Advance Directive form

Delaware

Download the Delaware Advance Directive form

Florida

Download the Florida Advance Directive form

Georgia

Download the Georgia Advance Directive form

Hawaii

Download the Hawaii Advance Directive form

Idaho

Download the Idaho Advance Directive form

Illinois

Download the Illinois Living Will and Health Care Proxy forms

Indiana

Download the Indiana Living Will, Life-Prolonging Procedures Declaration and Health Care Proxy forms

Iowa

Download the Iowa Advance Directive form

Kansas

Download the Kansas Living Will and Health Care Proxy forms

Kentucky

Download the Kentucy Advance Directive form

Louisiana

Download the Louisiana Advance Directive form

Maine

Download the Maine Advance Directive form

Maryland

Download the Maryland Advance Directive form

Massachusetts

Massachusetts recognizes Health Care Proxies (Healthcare Power of Attorney) but there is no law in Massachusetts governing living wills, and there is no standard living will form for Massachusetts. You can create your own Living Will, which is still potentially useful because it can guide your Health Care Proxy and your physicians about the types of choices you would make.

Download the Massachusetts Health Care Proxy and Everplans' Massachusetts Living Will form

Michigan

Michigan recognizes Health Care Proxies (Healthcare Power of Attorney) but there is no law in Michigan governing living wills, and there is no standard living will form for Michigan. You can create your own Living Will, which is still potentially useful because it can guide your Health Care Proxy and your physicians about the types of choices you would make.

Download the Michigan Health Care Proxy and Everplans' Michigan Living Will form

Minnesota

Download the Minnesota Advance Directive form

Mississippi

Download the Mississippi Advance Directive form

Missouri

Download the Missouri Advance Directive form

Montana

Download the Montana Advance Directive form

Nebraska

Download the Nebraska Living Will and Health Care Proxy forms

Nevada

Download the Nevada Advance Directive form

New Hampshire

Download the New Hampshire Advance Directive form

New Jersey

Download the New Jersey Advance Directive form

New Mexico

Download the New Mexico Advance Directive form

New York

New York recognizes Health Care Proxies (Healthcare Power of Attorney) but there is no law in New York governing living wills, and there is no standard living will form for New York. You can create your own Living Will, which is still potentially useful because it can guide your Health Care Proxy and your physicians about the types of choices you would make.

Download the New York Health Care Proxy and Everplans' New York Living Will form

North Carolina

Download the North Carolina Living Will and Health Care Proxy forms

North Dakota

Download the North Dakota Advance Directive form

Ohio

Download the Ohio Advance Directive form

Oklahoma

Download the Oklahoma Advance Directive form

Oregon

Download the Oregon Advance Directive form

Pennsylvania

Download the Pennsylvania Advance Directive form

Rhode Island

Download the Rhode Island Living Will and Health Care Proxy forms

South Carolina

Download the South Carolina Living Will and Health Care Proxy forms

South Dakota

Download the South Dakota Living Will and Health Care Proxy forms

Tennessee

Download the Tennessee Living Will and Health Care Proxy forms

Texas

Download the Texas Living Will and Health Care Proxy forms

Utah

Download the Utah Advance Directive form

Vermont

Download the Vermont Advance Directive form

Virginia

Download the Virginia Advance Directive form

Washington

Download the Washington Advance Directive form

Washington, D.C.

Download the Washington, D.C. Advance Directive form

West Virginia

Download the West Virginia Advance Directive form

Wisconsin

Download the Wisconsin Living Will and Health Care Proxy forms

Wyoming

Download the Wyoming Advance Directive form

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