The Living Will Form in Missouri is called The Missouri Advanced Health Care Directive Form (Medical Power of Attorney + Living Will). This document is designed to help you to defend your rights and interests in a medical situation when you are no longer capable of taking responsibility, physically or mentally. With this document, you can plan forward your medical treatment, opt-out of certain procedures, choose a close friend or relative who can be in charge of decisions on your medical condition, and future medical manipulations. You can also decide whether you agree to become an organ donor or not and write your last wishes about your funeral.
In Missouri, the Living Will Form is regulated by Chapter 459 (Declarations, Life Support, and § 459.010(4).
The creation of the Living Will Form according to sections 459.010 to 459.055 requires the following:
|Document Name||Missouri Living Will Form|
|State Form Name||Missouri Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care|
|Signing Requirements||Two Witnesses|
|Validity Requirements||Section 459.015|
|Powers Limitation||Section 459.025|
|Avg. Time to Fill Out||13 minutes|
|# of Fillable Fields||48|
|Available Formats||Adobe PDF; Microsoft Word|
|State Laws: Missouri Revised Statutes, Sections 459.010 to 459.055 and 459.250|
These are the steps you need to complete to create a Living Will Form.
1. Download the form on our website
First of all, you need to download the printable living will and review the information on the top. If you agree with the information, you can continue to fill out the form. For more efficiency, use our convenient Online Forms Building Software to fill out the Living Will form.
You need to put in:
2. Invite witnesses
There should be two (or more) adult witnesses. They also need to read the information on the top, and if they agree with it, they should fill out this information.
3. Be aware of Revocation Provision
If you (the principal) would like to change your mind about the whole information you put in your Living Will Form or certain parts of it may be revoked any time, you need to provide this information:
4. Put your initials where needed
Put your initials in certain spaces to agree or disagree, to choose or refuse to use a number of medical treatments. Also, you need to decide whether you want someone to serve as your decision-making Agent. If you do, you need to choose Agent and Alternate Agent if the original agent won’t be available in an urgent situation. You have to fill the form and provide the following information:
5. Acknowledge the Living Will
Read the statement, and if you agree, put in there the following information:
6. Do not forget to Notarize
Once the notary has witnessed all signatures, they will acknowledge by completing the form’s remainder as required by Missouri law and authenticating with the state seal.