The Illinois living will is a document that communicates the principal’s wishes concerning the withdrawal of life-sustaining treatments if they are in a terminal condition. By executing this document, the principal can ensure that their life will not be artificially prolonged against their wishes. Furthermore, it exempts attending physicians from any criminal or civil liability for withdrawing treatment in accordance with the principal’s declaration.
Laws – 755 ILCS 35/3
Signing Requirements (755 ILCS 35/3(b)) – Two (2) Witnesses
Statutory Form – 755 ILCS 35/3(e)