The Louisiana Living Will Declaration Form - sometimes confused with an Advance Directive - is crucial for patients looking for more control over the medical treatment they would want in the event of incapacitation. The form was released by the Louisiana Secretary of State on January 1, 2018, and is available for download below.
When a person falls seriously ill with no hope or recovery, arguments concerning artificial life support or certain treatments can arise amongst their family when trying to decide on an outcome. With a signed and legal will with all wishes clearly stated, the patient can make pre-plan all procedures regarding palliative care, life support, and life-sustaining treatment. The paperwork should be given careful thought and be talked about with the patient's family, physician, and health care providers since they will be tasked with implementing the specified wishes and procedures.
A Louisiana Living Will is regulated by § 1151.1(4) of Title 40 (Public Health and Safety). According to the law, the declaration may be written, oral or nonverbal and must be made by the declarant in the presence of two (2) witnesses.
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