What is Maine's Law on Living Wills
Living wills are officially known as Advanced Health Care Directives. They are used to give directions about the type of health care you desire if you are incapacitated. The statutes outlining the provisions for these directives can be found in 18-A MRS §5-801 to §5-818. Section 5-804 gives an outline of the current form that can be followed to write your own directive.
A revised version of the Probate Code will take effect on July 1, 2019, repealing all Title 18-A provisions (see PL 2017, c. 402). Statutes related to advanced health care directives will be located at 18-C MRS §5-801 et seq.
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