Updated on October 27th, 2021
The Florida living will is a document that relays the principal’s instructions for their health care if they are incapacitated. The statutory form specifically addresses under which circumstances the principal wishes that life-sustaining treatments be withheld or withdrawn. In the event of the principal’s incapacity, their instructions will be followed if their condition becomes terminal, end-stage, or vegetative.
Laws – Chapter 765, Part III (Life Prolonging Procedures)
Signing Requirements (§ 765.302(1)) – Two (2) Witnesses
Statutory Form – § 765.303
Statute – § 765.101(13)
“Living will” or “declaration” means:(a) A witnessed document in writing, voluntarily executed by the principal in accordance with s. 765.302; or(b) A witnessed oral statement made by the principal expressing the principal’s instructions concerning life-prolonging procedures.