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OTHER NAMES Georgia Living Will Georgia Advance Healthcare Directive Georgia Medical Directive Georgia Advance Medical Directive Georgia Advance Health Care Directive

What is a Georgia Advance Directive for Health Care?

A Georgia Advance Directive is a legal document that sets forth your preferences in relation to health care, such as your refusal of or request for a specific medical treatment, and/or the naming of a chosen decision maker. 
 
The person making an Advance Directive is known as the "principal," while the individual or organization receiving permission to carry out the principal's wishes is called the "agent." Suited for Georgia residents, this Advance Directive can be used in Gwinnett County, Cobb County, Fulton County, and in all other counties and municipalities throughout the state. Each Georgia Advance Directive from Rocket Lawyer can be fully customized to address your specific circumstances. With this essential document on hand, your medical institutions will have a record of your decisions, and your representative(s) will be able to offer proof that they have been given the authority to act in your interest when you are not able.

When to use a Georgia Advance Directive:

  • You're making sure your loved ones aren't put in the position of making important end-of-life healthcare decisions for you.
  • You're about to draft a complete estate plan, and want to make sure life-sustaining treatments are covered.

Sample Georgia Advance Directive

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LIVING WILL

and

HEALTH CARE POWER OF ATTORNEY

DECLARATION

and

HEALTH CARE POWER OF ATTORNEY

(LIVING WILL)

(HEALTH CARE PROXY)

(LIVING WILL AND HEALTH CARE PROXY)

DECLARATION

and

HEALTH CARE PROXY

LIVING WILL

and

MEDICAL DURABLE POWER OF ATTORNEY

DOCUMENT CONCERNING WITHHOLDING OR WITHDRAWAL OF LIFE-SUPPORT SYSTEMS

HEALTH CARE INSTRUCTIONS

DOCUMENT CONCERNING THE APPOINTMENT OF A HEALTH CARE REPRESENTATIVE FOR HEALTH CARE DECISIONS

OF

DECLARATION

and

HEALTH CARE POWER OF ATTORNEY

LIVING WILL

and

DESIGNATION OF HEALTH CARE SURROGATE

DECLARATION

and

STATUTORY FORM

DURABLE POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR HEALTH CARE

A LIVING WILL

A Directive to Withhold or to Provide Treatment

and

DURABLE POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR HEALTH CARE

LIVING WILL DECLARATION

and

COMBINED DURABLE POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR HEALTH CARE AND HEALTH CARE REPRESENTATIVE APPOINTMENT

DECLARATION

and

DESIGNATION OF ADVOCATE FOR HEALTH CARE DECISIONS

HEALTH CARE POWER OF ATTORNEY

DECLARATION OF A DESIRE FOR A NATURAL DEATH

and

HEALTH CARE POWER OF ATTORNEY

HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVE

and

DURABLE POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR HEALTH CARE

ADVANCE HEALTH-CARE DIRECTIVE

INSTRUCTIONS FOR HEALTH CARE

and

HEALTH CARE POWER OF ATTORNEY

DURABLE POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR HEALTH CARE

DECLARATION

HEALTH CARE PROXY OF

ADVANCE DIRECTIVE OF

LIVING WILL DECLARATION

and

HEALTH CARE POWER OF ATTORNEY

ADVANCE CARE PLAN

HEALTH CARE POWER OF ATTORNEY

LIVING WILL

ADVANCE DIRECTIVE

and

MEDICAL POWER OF ATTORNEY

HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVE

and

DURABLE POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR HEALTH CARE

DECLARATION TO PHYSICIANS

(WISCONSIN LIVING WILL)

and

HEALTH CARE POWER OF ATTORNEY

LIVING WILL

AND

MEDICAL POWER OF ATTORNEY

 

I. LIVING WILLI. ADVANCE DIRECTIVEI. DECLARATIONI. DOCUMENT CONCERNING WITHHOLDING OR WITHDRAWAL OF LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEMSI. A LIVING WILL - A DIRECTIVE TO WITHHOLD OR TO PROVIDE TREATMENTI. LIVING WILL DECLARATIONI. HEALTH CARE INSTRUCTIONSI. DECLARATION OF A DESIRE FOR A NATURAL DEATHI. HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVEI. DECLARATION TO PHYSICIANS (WISCONSIN LIVING WILL)Declaration made this ______ day of ____________________, _____. I, , willfully and voluntarily make known my desire that my dying not be artificially prolonged under the circumstances set forth below, and I do hereby declare:This is an important legal document known as an advance directive. It is designed to help you communicate your wishes about medical treatment at some time in the future when you are unable to make your wishes known because of illness or injury. These wishes are usually based on personal values. In particular, you may want to consider what burdens or hardships of treatment you would be willing to accept for a particular amount of benefit obtained if you were seriously ill. You are encouraged to discuss your values and wishes with your family or chosen spokesperson, as well as your physician. Your physician, other health care providers, or medical institution may provide you with various resources to assist you in completing your advance directive. Brief definitions are listed below and may aid you in your discussions and advance planning. Initial the treatment choices that best reflect your personal preferences. Provide a copy of your directive to your physician, usual hospital, and family or spokesperson. Consider a periodic review of this document. By periodic review, you can best assure that the directive reflects your preferences. I, , being of sound mind, willfully and voluntarily make this Declaration for my care to be followed if I become unable to express my desires directly as a consequence of physical or mental incapacity or disability, regardless of whether this is caused by illness, accident, or other injury. This document is intended to direct all persons who are involved with my care including my relatives, physicians or personal representatives which I have appointed, or which hereafter may be appointed by the courts.
even if my attending or treating physician and another consulting physician have determined that there is no reasonable medical probability of my recovery from such condition, I direct that life-prolonging procedures be continued to prolong my life as long as possible within the limits of generally accepted health care standards.

__________ (initial) I have a terminal condition

__________ (initial) or I have an irreversible condition

__________ (initial) or I am in a persistent vegetative state

AND if my attending or treating physician and another consulting physician have determined that there is no reasonable medical probability of my recovery from such condition, I direct that life-prolonging procedures be withheld or withdrawn when the application of such procedures would serve only to prolong artificially the process of dying, and that I be permitted to die naturally with only the administration of medication or the performance of any medical procedure deemed necessary to provide me with comfort care or to alleviate pain.

 

TO RECEIVE artificially administered nutrition and hydration (food and fluids).NOT TO RECEIVE artificially administered nutrition and hydration (food and fluids) procedures, except as deemed necessary to provide me with comfort care.However, if at any point it is determined that it is not possible that the fetus could develop to the point of live birth with continued application of life-prolonging procedures, it is my preference that this document be given effect at that point. If life-prolonging procedures will be physically harmful or unreasonably painful to me in a manner that cannot be alleviated by medication, I request that my desire for personal physical comfort be given consideration in determining whether this document shall be effective if I am pregnant. I have discussed these decisions with my physician and have also completed a Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment (POST) from that contains directions that may be more specific than, but are compatible with, this Directive. I hereby approve of those orders and incorporate them herein as if fully set forth. I have not completed a Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment (POST) form. If a POST form is later signed by my physician, then this living will shall be deemed modified to be compatible with the terms of the POST form.

 

I designate , who may be reached at , as my Primary Physician.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

including but NOT including . unless I initial the following line:

 

(YOU MUST DATE AND SIGN THIS LIVING WILL AND DESIGNATION

(YOU MUST DATE AND SIGN THIS DESIGNATION

IN THE PRESENCE OF TWO WITNESSES)

I affirm that this Living Will and Designation is not being made as a condition of treatment or admission to a health care facility. I have read and understand the contents of this document and the effect of this grant of powers to my . I am emotionally and mentally competent to make this declaration.

I affirm that this Designation is not being made as a condition of treatment or admission to a health care facility. I have read and understand the contents of this document and the effect of this grant of powers to my . I am emotionally and mentally competent to make this declaration.

 

I designate , who may be reached at , as my Primary Physician.

We, the undersigned witnesses, state that in the presence of each other and we have witnessed the signing of this living will by . Further, at least one of us is not a spouse or blood relative of .

We, the undersigned witnesses, state that in the presence of each other and we have witnessed the signing of this Living Will and Designation by . I have not been appointed as 's or Alternate . At least one witness is not 's spouse nor blood relative.

I have not been appointed as 's or Alternate . At least one witness is not 's spouse nor blood relative.

 

Date: ______________________________

 

Date: ______________________________

The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me this _____ day of ____________________, ______ by , who is personally known to me or who has produced ________________________________ as identification.

Before me, a Notary Public (or justice of the peace) in and for said county, personally appeared the above named , ________________________________, and ________________________________, who acknowledged that they did sign the foregoing instrument, and that the same is their free act and deed. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name at ________________________________, this _____ day of ____________________, ______.

This instrument was acknowledged before me on this _____ day of ____________________, ______ by .

On this _____ day of ____________________, ______, before me personally appeared , to me known to be the person described in and who executed the foregoing instrument, and acknowledged that he/she executed same as his/her free act and deed.

On this _____ day of ____________________, ______, before me, ________________________________, personally appeared , known to me (or satisfactorily proven) to be the person whose name is subscribed to the within instrument and acknowledged that he/she executed the same as for the purposes therein contained.

In witness whereof, I hereunto set my hand and official seal.

 

_________________________________

My commission expires _____________

You should sign this document in the presence of a notary public. You should sign this document in the presence of two witnesses who then sign the document in your presence and in each other's presence. You should sign this document in the presence of a notary public and two witnesses who then sign the document in your presence and in each other's presence.

(your Agent)

You should discuss the document and your wishes with any person you want to designate as an Agent before doing so to assure they agree to act on your behalf.

 

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Georgia Advance Directive FAQs

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  • How do I write an Advance Directive in Georgia?

    It is fast and easy to record your medical preferences with a free Georgia Advance Directive template from Rocket Lawyer:

    1. Make your Advance Directive - Answer a few simple questions, and we will do the rest
    2. Send and share it - Go over your wishes with your healthcare agent(s) or get legal help
    3. Sign it and make it legal - Mandatory or not, witnesses and notarization are a best practice

    This method is, in many cases, much less expensive than meeting and hiring a traditional law firm. If needed, you can prepare this Advance Directive on behalf of a relative, and then help that person sign once you've drafted it. Please note that for an Advance Directive to be valid, the principal must be a mentally competent adult when they sign. If the principal has already been declared incompetent, a conservatorship generally will be necessary. In this scenario, it's important for you to work with an attorney .

  • Why should I write an Advance Directive?

    Every person over 18 ought to have an Advance Healthcare Directive (both a Living Will and a Healthcare Power of Attorney). Even though it is challenging to acknowledge, a day will likely come when you are no longer able to make important decisions on your own. Here are some typical occasions where you might find it helpful to make or update your Advance Directive:

    • You intend to live in an adult care facility
    • You are managing a terminal condition
    • You are aging or dealing with ongoing health issue
    • You are planning for an upcoming surgery or period of hospitalization

    Regardless of whether this Georgia Advance Directive is being drafted as part of a long-term plan or created in response to a recent change in your health, notarization and witnesses are highly recommended as a best practice for protecting your document if its authority is challenged by a third party. Note that Advance Directives in the form of a Living Will are not valid during pregnancy in Georgia.

  • Should I work with an attorney for my Advance Directive in Georgia?

    Making an Advance Directive is generally straightforward; however, you may need advice. Finding an attorney to provide feedback on your document could take longer than you expect on your own. An alternate approach might be through the Rocket Lawyer On Call® network. Rocket Lawyer members are able to request guidance from an experienced lawyer or ask additional questions. As always, you can live confidently with Rocket Lawyer by your side.

  • What would I typically need to pay to make an Advance Directive in Georgia?

    The fees associated with finding and hiring a traditional lawyer to write an Advance Directive might total anywhere from $200 to $1,000, depending on where you are located. Different from the other websites you may stumble upon, Rocket Lawyer offers more than an Advance Directive template. If you ever need help from a lawyer, your Premium membership provides up to 40% in savings when you hire an attorney from our network.

  • Will there be any additional actions that I should be sure to take once I have written a Georgia Advance Directive?

    When you are done completing this customized Advance Directive using Rocket Lawyer, you'll have the ability to get to it in your account anytime and anywhere. With a Premium membership, you can edit, save it as a Word or PDF file, and sign it. Attached to your Georgia Advance Directive, there will be a series of tips to follow while finalizing the document. Your agent(s), care providers, and other impacted parties should get copies of the fully executed document.

  • Does an Advance Directive need to be notarized or witnessed in Georgia?

    The specific rules and restrictions governing Advance Directives will be different in each state; however, in Georgia, your Advance Directive needs to be signed by two witnesses. Witnesses cannot be anyone who is directly involved in your healthcare. Heirs and beneficiaries are excluded, as well. As a basic rule, witnesses must not be under the age of 18, and none should also be designated as your agent.

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