Health Care Directives
Living Wills are sometimes called Health Care Directives or Medical Directives. Under the federal Patient Self Determination Act (PSDA), you have the right to be informed about healthcare choices and make decisions on how you are to be treated including making these medical care decisions in advance. You have a right to create a health care directive under the the Mississippi Uniform Health Care Decisions Act, Title 41, Chapter 41, Section 200. You can create a valid Living Will that meet these criteria using LegacyWriter's online questionnaire.
The following requirements must be met to create a Mississippi Living Will:
- person must be an adult
- person must have the capacity to make health care decisions
- person is not being forced into writing a Living Will
In a Living Will you state what health care you want to receive at the end of life. When using LegacyWriter to create your Mississippi Living Will, you can also appoint someone to enforce your wishes. This can be a Agent appointed in a separate Health Care Power of Attorney, or in some cases the Agent may be named in the Living Will; our questionnaire will walk you through the options available to you. With an Agent you will have a person you trust to act on your behalf.
Related LegacyWriter Information
Mississippi Living Will Links