Advanced Healthcare Directives (Living Will) Form

An Advanced HealthCare Directive (Living Will) is a set of instructions for your family, your doctors and healthcare providers. It tells them what kind of care you want or don’t want to have at the end of your life.

This also provides a place for you to list healthcare proxies. This are individuals who can make healthcare choices when you are unable to do so. For example if you were in a car wreck that left you unconscious your healthcare proxy could make decisions for you. The video explains how it is to be completed.

There is no charge for downloading and completing this form.

Advanced Healthcare Directive Form
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To download your Your Advanced Healthcare Directive (Living Will), click here.

Steps After Completing Form

  • Discuss it with your family members.
  • Provide a copy to your:
    • Family
    • Doctor
    • Hospital
    • Nursing Home or Assisted Living Facility
    • All HealthCare Proxies

The Advanced Directive is just the First Step. Complete the Interview Below to have an Estate Plan Review.

What if I don’t complete a Form, Who Makes Decisions for Me if I am Unable?

Under Oklahoma Law, your decisions will be made by the individuals in the following order:

  1. Your guardian
  2. Your healthcare proxy
  3. Your agent under a power of attorney
  4. Your spouse;
  5. Your adult children;
  6. Your parents;
  7. Your siblings;
  8. Your adult relatives of the patient in order of kinship; or
  9. Your close friends of the patient who have maintained regular contact with the patient sufficient to be familiar with the patient’s personal values.

If those in a class disagree on a course of treatment, a majority of a class may make the decision. Obviously, if there is no majority, a problem exists.

By Richard Winblad

Richard Winblad is a lifelong Oklahoma City Metro resident with a law practice focused on Elder Law and Estate Planning. His practice focus helping seniors and veterans by giving sound legal estate planning advice including Medicaid Estate Planning and Veteran’s Benefit Qualification. In 1984, Richard graduated from OSU with an undergraduate degree in Business he later sought and earned a Law Degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1992. His practice is based in Edmond and is held in a beautiful pre-statehood home close to UCO at 102 E. Thatcher. He is president of the Oklahoma City Commercial Lawyers Association, a group that provides legal an ethical training for attorneys. He is also a member of “Lawyers with Purpose”, an organization that provides in depth training and support to attorneys who practice in the area of elder law. He received an AV Preeminent® rating by his peers through Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™. Dedicated to educating the public, Richard does workshops and presentations all around the state for professionals and laypersons. These programs provide vital information to our veterans and seniors as they look forward in planning living and financial needs that fit their desires.