Health Care Directives
A Living Will can be called an Advanced Directive or a Medical Directive. 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 Missouri Revised Statutes, Chapter 459, Declarations, Life Support Act. You can create a valid Living Will that meet these criteria using LegacyWriter's online questionnaire.
Any competent adult may make a Living Will (Advance Health Care Driective) in Missouri. There should be witnesses to the signing where at least one of the witnesses is not a blood relative.
In a Living Will you state what health care you want to receive at the end of life. When using LegacyWriter to create your Missouri 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.
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Missouri Living Will Links