Alaska Living Will (Advance Health Directive)

Last Updated: 11/23/2015

Document Description

To get the most out of life, it often pays to plan ahead. You may keep a calendar of important appointments, plan out your errands or travel routes, and even carry first aid supplies for “just in case” situations. However, should a sudden injury or a terminal disease befalls you; you may not be able to communicate your preferences. When it comes to end-of-life decisions, have you thought about the various scenarios that may occur? If you have already considered your options for healthcare, have you codified your wishes by completing the proper documentation? According to a study performed by the American Journal of Medicine, of more than 7,900 respondents, only 26.3% actually had some type of documentation for their wishes for health care in the event, they become unable to make decisions.

ezEstatePlanner is proud to offer an Alaska specific advance directive for health care that helps you plan ahead by answering a series of succinct yet comprehensive questions. Filling out the advance directive takes just a few moments, but it allows you to prepare for a critical moment in your life.

The ezEstatePlanner’s Alaska Directive for Healthcare provides all the crucial issues for you to consider. For example, you may want to indicate whether or not you would like the use of life-sustaining measures. The directive also addresses other procedures, and whether you would prefer to be treated at home, in a hospital, or in a hospice facility.

By planning ahead and completing this document, you will gain knowledge as well as peace of mind for yourself and your family. The form will also give clear and concise direction to your physician, as well as any medical professional who is treating you. If a medical power of attorney has been created, this document directs that agent to implement the choices recorded on this form. Use our Alaska-compliant Directive for Health Care to outline your desires on a wide range of medical issues.

  • AK Assist:

    Alaska requires two witnesses or notary.

    At least one of the individual witnesses must be someone who is
    (1) not related to you by blood, marriage, or adoption; and
    (2) not entitled to a portion of your estate upon death under a will at the time of the execution. The witnesses may not be: the agent, or a health care provider or employee of the health care institution or facility where principal is receiving health care.

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