Updated on May 3rd, 2021
A Massachusetts living will is a document that enables the principal (individual creating the form) to leave instructions for their health care agent and attending health care professionals regarding their preferences for end-of-life care. Massachusetts is one of three states that does not legally recognize living wills, and thus, they receive no mention in the General Laws of Massachusetts. That said, it remains a wise decision to draft a living will to accompany a Massachusetts medical power of attorney. The included “My Choices and Treatment Preferences” section can be used to eliminate some difficult decision-making by the selected representative.
Laws – Not mentioned in state statutes.