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US Living Will Registry
March 23, 2005 9:55 PM   Subscribe

The US Living Will Registry electronically stores advance directives, and makes them available to health care providers 24 hours/day via secure internet or telephone facsimile... a free service, by the way. Be sure to check out the state-by-state list of Advance Directive Forms. See also, the American Bar Associations information for advanced medical directives.
posted by crunchland (11 comments total)

 
Thank you; this is a good time to help people understand the importance of a legal living will.
posted by NickDouglas at 10:10 PM on March 23, 2005


thanks crunch--it can't be said often enough--we all need this.
posted by amberglow at 10:11 PM on March 23, 2005


God crunchland, it's only a cough. Give me a break.
posted by xmutex at 10:15 PM on March 23, 2005


I want to be made into jerky and fed to hungry cetaceans.
posted by troutfishing at 10:26 PM on March 23, 2005


I will be using this. (no pun intended)
Thanks.
A great resource.

Hi trout!! A hungry what?? :-)
posted by nofundy at 4:34 AM on March 24, 2005


Now that would be a fun database to hack...
posted by srboisvert at 5:51 AM on March 24, 2005


Though additional forms are mentioned on the site, it's worth pointing out that a living will is (at least in FL) not the same as a DNR (Do Not Resuscitate Order) - typically, you (or your legal rep) and the physician need to sign it. Generally, this isn't considered until a person is terminally ill/comatose because normally, you'd want to be revived after something like a heart attack.

Nor is it the same as assigning durable power of attorney, which gives your healthcare surrogate more abilities.
posted by Sangre Azul at 8:02 AM on March 24, 2005


Killed Firefox.
posted by deborah at 9:32 AM on March 24, 2005


Thanks - this is very useful!
posted by Serena at 9:41 AM on March 24, 2005


another way for big brother to keep track of us
posted by drunk7daysaweek at 10:44 AM on March 24, 2005


Thanks for posting this. I did a search earlier but came up with a lot of pay sites. I've made it clear to everyone that I want the plug pulled, but it's nice to have assurances of that.
posted by Kimberly at 11:39 PM on March 24, 2005


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