State-by-State Advance Directive Forms

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 heath care wishes are followed (health care power of attorney).

Every state has its own advance directive forms and there's a growing movement towards the creation of a universal, digital advance directive that works in all states equally. In some states, the living will and health care power of attorney 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.

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

Alabama

Click here for the Alabama Advance Directive form

Alaska

Click here for the Alaska Advance Directive form

Arizona

Click here for the Arizona Advance Directive form

Arkansas

Click here for the Arkansas Advance Directive form

California

Click here for the California Advance Directive form

Colorado

Click here for the Colorado Advance Directive form

Connecticut

Click here for the Connecticut Advance Directive form

Delaware

Click here for the Delaware Advance Directive form

Florida

Click here for the Florida Advance Directive form

Georgia

Click here for the Georgia Advance Directive form

Hawaii

Click here for the Hawaii Advance Directive form

Idaho

Click here for the Idaho Advance Directive form

Illinois

Click here for the Illinois Living Will and Health Care Proxy forms

Indiana

Click here for the Indiana Living Will, Life-Prolonging Procedures Declaration and Health Care Proxy forms

Iowa

Click here for the Iowa Advance Directive form

Kansas

Click here for the Kansas Living Will and Health Care Proxy forms

Kentucky

Click here for the Kentucy Advance Directive form

Louisiana

Click here for the Louisiana Advance Directive form

Maine

Click here for the Maine Advance Directive form

Maryland

Click here for 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.

Click here for 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.

Click here for the Michigan Health Care Proxy and Everplans' Michigan Living Will form

Minnesota

Click here for the Minnesota Advance Directive form

Mississippi

Click here for the Mississippi Advance Directive form

Missouri

Click here for the Missouri Advance Directive form

Montana

Click here for the Montana Advance Directive form

Nebraska

Click here for the Nebraska Living Will and Health Care Proxy forms

Nevada

Click here for the Nevada Advance Directive form

New Hampshire

Click here for the New Hampshire Advance Directive form

New Jersey

Click here for the New Jersey Advance Directive form

New Mexico

Click here for 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.

Click here for the New York Health Care Proxy and Everplans' New York Living Will form

North Carolina

Click here for the North Carolina Living Will and Health Care Proxy forms

North Dakota

Click here for the North Dakota Advance Directive form

Ohio

Click here for the Ohio Advance Directive form

Oklahoma

Click here for the Oklahoma Advance Directive form

Oregon

Click here for the Oregon Advance Directive form

Pennsylvania

Click here for the Pennsylvania Advance Directive form

Rhode Island

Click here for the Rhode Island Living Will and Health Care Proxy forms

South Carolina

Click here for the South Carolina Living Will and Health Care Proxy forms

South Dakota

Click here for the South Dakota Living Will and Health Care Proxy forms

Tennessee

Click here for the Tennessee Living Will and Health Care Proxy forms

Texas

Click here for the Texas Living Will and Health Care Proxy forms

Utah

Click here for the Utah Advance Directive form

Vermont

Click here for the Vermont Advance Directive form

Virginia

Click here for the Virginia Advance Directive form

Washington

Click here for the Washington Advance Directive form

Washington, D.C.

Click here for the Washington, D.C. Advance Directive form

West Virginia

Click here for the West Virginia Advance Directive form

Wisconsin

Click here for the Wisconsin Living Will and Health Care Proxy forms

Wyoming

Click here for the Wyoming Advance Directive form