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Laws about advance directives are different in each state. You should be aware of the laws in your state and use the forms that are specific to your state:

Florida State Website: Living Will and Designation of Health Care Surrogate Forms in printable PDF format

Maryland Guardianship and Making Decisions for an Incapacitated Person
Maryland Senior Legal Hotline (1-800-896-4213)

New York State Health Department/Form for Appointing a Health Care Proxy
The New York Health Care Proxy Law allows you to appoint someone you trust — for example, a family member or close friend — to make health care decisions for you if you lose the ability to make decisions yourself. By appointing a health care agent, you can make sure that health care providers follow your wishes.

Ohio State Website/Advance Directives

About Advance Directives
--Written by N Thompson, ARNP Last updated Feb 2008

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