A living will is a legal document that describes the type of medical treatment you want-or don't want-if you are terminally ill or unable to communicate your wishes.
Like wills that provide instructions about your assets, living wills must be signed and have two or more witnesses to be valid.
You can use a healthcare proxy or durable power of attorney for healthcare to authorize someone to act as your agent to ensure your wishes are followed. Because there are still unresolved questions about the extent of your agent's authority, it may be wise to get legal advice in preparing the documents.
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