An Arkansas advance directive, also known as an “Advance Care Plan,” is a document that combines a living will and medical power of attorney. The living will portion of the form allows a person (the “principal”) to select their end-of-life treatment options and indicate their preferences regarding the donation of their organs and tissue for medical, education, and scientific use. The medical power of attorney can be used by the principal to select an agent to represent their health care interests in the event that they are not able to speak for themselves.
Agent’s Duties – § 20-6-106
Signing Requirements (§ 20-6-103(c)(1)) – Two (2) Witnesses or Notary Public
Statute – § 20-6-102(1)
“Advance directive” means an individual instruction or a written statement that anticipates and directs the provision of health care for an individual, including without limitation a living will or a durable power of attorney for health care