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.
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 Health Care Agent (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
Remember to add your completed form to your Everplan!