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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Free Living Will Forms Available

The office of State Representative John Legg is offering Free Living Will forms that were crafted and approved by the Florida Medical Association and the Florida Bar.   You can drop by his office to pick one up at 10014 Grove Drive, Suite B, Port Richey, Florida or call (727) 869-8600 to have one mailed to you.

Frequently Asked Questions about Living Wills

What is a Living Will?

Every competent adult has the right to make a written declaration commonly known as a "Living Will."  The purpose of this document is to direct the provision, the withholding or withdrawal of life prolonging procedures in the event one should have a terminal condition.  The suggested form of this instrument has been provided by the Legislature within Florida Statures SEction 765.303.  In Florida, the definition of "life prolonging procedures" has been expanded by the Legislature to include the provision of food and water to terminally ill patients.

What is the difference between a Living Will and a legal will?

A Living Will should not be confused with a person's legal will, which disposes of personal property on or after his or her death, and appoints a personal representative or revokes or revises another will.

To read more about Living Wills in Florida, click here to visit the Florida Health Finder web site.

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