Ohio Advance Directive Form

Last updated August 18th, 2022

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An Ohio advance directive is a set of legal documents that enable a principal to authorize an agent to make health care decisions for them, set forth certain end-of-life wishes, and register for organ donation. The advance directive includes a health care power of attorney (agent authorization), living will declaration (life-sustaining treatment options), and the Ohio Organ Donor Enrollment Form (organ donations). A person is not legally required to have these instruments in place; however, executing these forms ensures that the principal’s health care preferences are met.

Agent’s Duties § 1337.13

Laws Chapter 2133 (Modified Uniform Rights of the Terminally Ill Act and the DNR Identification and Do-Not-Resuscitate Order Law) & § 1337.11 – 1337.17

Signing Requirements (§§ 2133.02(B), 1337.12(A)(b), (B), (C)) – Two (2) Witnesses or Notary Public

Statutory Form §§ 2133.07, 1337.17

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