Maryland Advance Health Care Directive (Living Will)

A Maryland advance health care directive(living will) is a legal document that would be utilized by an individual (Principal) so that, in the event of illness, disease or even an accident that may leave the Principal in a position of being unable to communicate their wishes for health care, in an end of life scenario, they will have legally recorded how they would like their medical treatments, additions and/or withdrawals handled by medical professionals. This document will also provide the opportunity for the Principal to assign an Agent, who may speak on behalf of the Principal if the individual would prefer. Once completed, this document will require witnesses. As long as the Principal is of sound mind, they may make changes or revoke the document as they wish.

Laws – HG §5-601, et seq. Health Care Decisions Act