Living Will form with witnesses
► This version of the Kansas living will can be signed by two unrelated persons as witnesses.
What is a Living Will?
- A signed, notarized or witnessed legal document.
- The living will provides that if two doctors agree that you will not recover from a terminal condition, your life will not be artificially prolonged. You will be allowed to die naturally.
- Medicine and procedures for comfort care will still be administered.
- Must be 18 and competent to execute.
- Witnesses must be 18 and cannot be the agent or relative of the person or have a financial interest in the estate.
- The Living Will applies only when the person has been diagnosed and certified as terminally ill by two doctors. One of the doctors is the patient’s attending physician.
- Terminally ill tends to mean that death will probably occur within six months, regardless of whether life-sustaining measures are used.
- The Living Will does not apply to a person in a coma or persistent vegetative state unless the person is also diagnosed as terminally ill.
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