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California Legal Forms and Documents

Living Wills, Advance Health Care Directive,
and Power of Attorney for Health Care

 Health Care Directive (Living Will)  
LW11

$5.00
This one-page document contains a notice to an attending physician providing that if the patient has an incurable and irreversible condition that requires life-sustaining treatment and death is expected within a short time, or if the patient is in a coma or vegetative state and can no longer make decisions, the physician is to withhold or withdraw treatment. Has the witness statements required in California. This document is similar to the former California Natural Death Act (revoked) notice. Adobe form is computer fill-in with a printed form appearance. View
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 Living Will - Male  
LW13

$5.00
This one-page document is a living will that is similar to those used in most states. It directs the attending physician to not prolong a comatose state or the process of dying. It states a desire to receive hydration and nutritian. Has the witness statements required in California. View
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 Living Will - Female  
LW14

$5.00
This one-page document is a living will that is similar to those used in most states. It directs the attending physician to not prolong a comatose state or the process of dying. It states a desire to receive hydration and nutrition. It contains a pregnancy clause and has the witness statements required in California. View
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 California Advance Health Care Directive  
AHCD03

$5.00
Statutory form per California Probate code. Allows modifications and many options. Appoints an agent and contains general medical information. About 9 pages including directions. PDF form is computer fill-in. View
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 Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care  
AHCD40

$20.00
This is an attorney drafted power of attorney for health care. It gives an agent the power to make health care decisions upon the determination of the agent and the treating physician that the signer has become incompetent as defined by the California Probate Code. It provides for termination of medical treatment in case of coma or an incurable condition. This version limits the agent from authorizing an autopsy, gifting body parts, etc. but all clauses can be modified to suit individual preference. View
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 Revocation of Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care  
AHCD48

$5.00
Revocation of Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care
Revokes power of agent to make health care decisions.
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 Seniors and the Law  
SeniorLaw

Free
This informational pamphlet from the California State Bar includes a section on "planning ahead" and answers these questions: "How can I help ensure that my affairs will be handled my way if I become incapacitated?" "What is a living will?" "What is a conservator?"