Health Care Advance Directive and Living Will (KY) | Practical Law

Health Care Advance Directive and Living Will (KY) | Practical Law

A Standard Document allowing an individual residing in Kentucky to authorize an agent, known as a health care surrogate, to make health care decisions for the individual, known as the grantor, if the grantor is incapacitated, including decisions regarding the withholding or withdrawal of life-prolonging treatment and artificially provided nutrition and hydration. This Standard Document also allows the grantor to state preferences for medical treatment, focusing on end-of-life decisions. A combined health care advance directive and living will (sometimes referred to by either title) may also be used to direct the giving of all or any part of the grantor's body for the purposes authorized under Kentucky law. This Standard Document contains integrated notes and drafting tips.

Health Care Advance Directive and Living Will (KY)

Practical Law Standard Document w-022-1893 (Approx. 17 pages)

Health Care Advance Directive and Living Will (KY)

by Richard M. Wehrle, Stites & Harbison, PLLC, with Practical Law Trusts & Estates
Law stated as of 12 Feb 2024Kentucky
A Standard Document allowing an individual residing in Kentucky to authorize an agent, known as a health care surrogate, to make health care decisions for the individual, known as the grantor, if the grantor is incapacitated, including decisions regarding the withholding or withdrawal of life-prolonging treatment and artificially provided nutrition and hydration. This Standard Document also allows the grantor to state preferences for medical treatment, focusing on end-of-life decisions. A combined health care advance directive and living will (sometimes referred to by either title) may also be used to direct the giving of all or any part of the grantor's body for the purposes authorized under Kentucky law. This Standard Document contains integrated notes and drafting tips.