Updated on September 29th, 2021
A Kentucky advance directive is an estate planning document that enables the creator to detail their end-of-life care preferences. The packet will provide them with the opportunity to list their health care surrogate (the representative for health care decisions), to refuse or request medical treatments, and to outline their preferences regarding organ donation. Anyone above the age of eighteen (18) is able to create an advance directive so long as it is executed in accordance with the Kentucky Revised Statutes.
Agent’s Duties – § 311.629
Laws – KRS 311.621 to 311.643. (Kentucky Living Will Directive Act)
Signing Requirements (§ 311.625(2)) – Two (2) Witnesses or a Notary Public
Statutory Form – § 311.625(1)
Statute – KRS 311.621
“Advance directive” means a living will directive made in accordance with KRS 311.621 to 311.643, a living will or designation of health care surrogate executed prior to July 15, 1994, and any other document that provides directions relative to health care to be provided to the person executing the document;