Utah Living Will Form

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Utah Living Will Form

Utah Living Will Form

This is the official living will form providedby the State if Utah. Completely fill in this form to elect your end of term medical treatments.

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Part I: My Agent (Health Care Power of Attorney)

Utah Advance Healthcare Directive

(Pursuant to Utah Code Section 75-2a-117, effective 2008)

This form contains no modifications from the statutory form.

My Personal Information

Part I: Allows you to name another the person to make health care decisions for you when you cannot

make decisions or speak for yourself.

Part II: Allows you to record your wishes about health care in writing.

Part III: Tells you how to revoke or change this directive.

Part IV: Makes your directive legal.

B: My Agent

Agent’s Name: _______________________________________________________________________

Street Address: _______________________________________________________________________

City, State, Zip Code: _________________________________________________________________

Telephone: (_______) _____________________ Cell Phone: (_______) _____________________

Birth Date: ____________________________

A: No Agent

If you do not want to name an agent, initial the box below, then go to Part II; do not name an agent in B or C below.

No one can force you to name an agent.

I do not want to choose an agent.

C: My Alternate Agent

This person will serve as your agent if your agent, named above, is unable or unwilling to serve.

Agent’s Name: _______________________________________________________________________

Street Address: _______________________________________________________________________

City, State, Zip Code: _________________________________________________________________

Telephone: (_______) _____________________ Cell Phone: (_______) _____________________

Birth Date: ____________________________

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Name: ______________________________________________________________________________

Street Address: _______________________________________________________________________

City, State, Zip Code: _________________________________________________________________

Telephone: (_______) _____________________ Cell Phone: (_______) _____________________

Birth Date: ____________________________

Part I: My Agent (continued)

D: Agent’s Authority

If I cannot make decisions or speak for myself (in other words, after my physician or APRN finds that I lack health care

decision making capacity under Section 75-2a-104 of the Advance Health Care Directive Act), my agent has the power to

make any health care decision I could have made such as, but not limited to:

• Consent to, refuse, or withdraw any health care. This may include care to prolong my life such as food and fluids by

tube, use of antibiotics, CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), and dialysis, and mental health care, such as

convulsive therapy and psychoactive medications. This authority is subject to any limits in paragraph F of Part I or

in Part II of this directive.

• Hire and fire health care providers.

• Ask questions and get answers from health care providers.

• Consent to admission or transfer to a health care provider or health care facility, including a mental health facility,

subject to any limits in paragraphs E or F of Part I.

• Get copies of my medical records.

• Ask for consultations or second opinions.

My agent cannot force health care against my will, even if a physician has found that I lack health care decision making

capacity.

E: Other Authority

My agent has the powers below ONLY IF I initial the “YES” option that precedes the statement. I authorize my agent

to:

____YES ____ NO Get copies of my medical records at any time, even when I can speak for myself.

____YES ____ NO Admit me to a licensed health care facility, such as a hospital, nursing home, assisted living,

or other facility for long-term placement other than convalescent or recuperative care.

F: Limits/Expansion of Authority

I wish to limit or expand the powers of my health care agent as follows:

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

G: Nomination of Guardian

Even though appointing an agent should help you avoid a guardianship, a guardianship may still be necessary. Initial the

“YES” option if you want the court to appoint your agent or, if your agent is unable or unwilling to serve, your alternate

agent, to serve as your guardian, if a guardianship is ever necessary.

____YES ____ NO I, being of sound mind and not acting under duress, fraud, or other undue influence, do hereby

nominate my agent, or if my agent is unable or unwilling to serve, I hereby nominate my alternate

agent, to serve as my guardian in the event that, after the date of this instrument, I become incapacitated.

H: Consent to Participate in Medical Research

____YES ____ NO I authorize my agent to consent to my participation in medical research or clinical trials, even if I

may not benefit from the results.

I: Organ Donation

____YES ____ NO If I have not otherwise agreed to organ donation, my agent may consent to the donation of my

organs for the purpose of organ transplantation.

Name: ______________________________________________ (print or type) Page 2 of 4

Option 3

__________

Initial

I choose not to receive care for the purpose of prolonging life, including food and fluids by tube,

antibiotics, CPR, or dialysis being used to prolong my life. I always want comfort care and routine

medical care that will keep me as comfortable and functional as possible, even if that care may prolong

my life.

If you choose this option, you must also choose either (a) or (b), below

_________

Initial

(a) I put no limit on the ability of my health care provider or agent to withhold or withdraw lifesustaining

care. If you selected (a), above, do not choose any options under (b).

_________

Initial

(b) My health care provider should withhold or withdraw life-sustaining care if at least one of

the initialed conditions is met:

Option

3(b)

only

You may

initial

more than

one option

I have a progressive illness that will cause death

I am close to death and am unlikely to recover

I cannot communicate and it is unlikely that my condition will improve

I do not recognize my friends or family and it is unlikely that my condition will improve

I am in a persistent vegetative state

Other:

Option 1

______________

Initial

I choose to let my agent decide. I have chosen my agent carefully. I have talked with my

agent about my health care wishes. I trust my agent to make the health care decisions for me

that I would make under the circumstances.

Additional Comments:

Part II: My Health Care Wishes (Living Will)

I want my health care providers to follow the instructions I give them when I am being treated, even if my instructions conflict

with these or other advance directives. My health care providers should always provide health care to keep me as comfortable

and functional as possible.

Choose only one of the following options, numbered Option 1 through Option 4, by placing your initials before the numbered

statement. Do not initial more than one option. If you do not wish to document end-of-life wishes, initial Option 4. You may

choose to draw a line through the options that you are not choosing.

Option 2

______________

Initial

I choose to prolong life. Regardless of my condition or prognosis, I want my health care team

to try to prolong my life as long as possible within the limits of generally accepted health care

standards.

Other:

Option 4

______________

Initial

I do not wish to express preferences about health care wishes in this directive.

Other:

Name: ______________________________________________ (print or type) Page 3 of 4

Additional instructions about your health care wishes:

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________

If you do not want emergency medical service providers to provide CPR or other life sustaining measures, you must work with

a physician or APRN to complete an order that reflects your wishes on a form approved by the Utah Department of Health.

Part III: Revoking or Changing a Directive

I may revoke or change this directive by:

• Writing “void” across the form, burning, tearing, or otherwise destroying or defacing this document or directing another

person to do the same on my behalf;

• Signing a written revocation of the directive, or directing another person to sign a revocation on my behalf;

• Stating that I wish to revoke the directive in the presence of a witness who: is 18 years of age or older; will not be appointed

as my agent in a substitute directive; will not become a default surrogate if the directive is revoked; and signs

and dates a written document confirming my statement; or

• Signing a new directive. (If you sign more than one Advance Health Care Directive, the most recent one applies.)

Part IV: Making the Document Legal

I sign this directive voluntarily. I understand the choices I have made and declare that I am emotionally and mentally

competent to make this directive. My signature on this form revokes any living will or power of attorney form naming

a health care agent that I have completed in the past.

___________________________ ___________________________________________________________

Date Signature

___________________________________________________________

City, County, and State of Residence

I have witnessed the signing of this directive, I am 18 years of age or older, and I am not:

• Related to the declarant by blood or marriage;

• Entitled to any portion of the declarant’s estate according to the laws of intestate succession of any state or jurisdiction or

under any will or codicil of the declarant,

• A beneficiary of a life insurance policy, trust, qualified plan, pay on death account, or transfer or death deed that is held,

owned, made, or established by, or on behalf of, the declarant;

• Entitled to benefit financially upon the death of the declarant;

• Entitled to a right to, or interest in, real or personal property upon the death of the declarant;

• Directly financially responsible for the declarant’s medical care;

• A health care provider who is providing care to the declarant or an administrator at a health care facility in which the declarant

is receiving care; or

• The appointed agent or alternate agent.

_______________________________________________ __________________________________________________

Signature of Witness Printed Name of Witness

_______________________________________________ ______________________ _________ ______________

Street Address City State Zip

If the witness is signing to confirm an oral directive, describe below the circumstances under which the directive was made.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________

Name: ______________________________________________ (print or type) Page 4 of 4

Part II: My Health Care Wishes (continued)

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