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OTHER NAMES New Jersey Living Will New Jersey Advance Healthcare Directive New Jersey Medical Directive New Jersey Advance Medical Directive New Jersey Advance Health Care Directive

What is a New Jersey Advance Directive for Health Care?

A New Jersey Advance Directive is a legal document that lays out your preferences in relation to medical care, such as your refusal of or request for a specific medical treatment, and/or the selection of a trusted agent or decision maker. 
 
The individual making an Advance Directive is known as the "principal," while the individual or organization receiving permission to carry out the principal's wishes is known as the "agent." Designed for residents of New Jersey, this free Advance Directive is made for use in Middlesex County, Essex County, Bergen County, and in all other parts of the state. Any New Jersey Advance Directive from Rocket Lawyer can be fully customized for your specific scenario. As a result of having this official legal document, your healthcare institutions will have a record of your preferences, and your agent(s) can offer proof that they have been given the authority to act in your interest when you are not able.

When to use a New Jersey 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 New Jersey 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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New Jersey Advance Directive FAQs

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  • How do I make an Advance Directive in New Jersey?

    It's fast and simple to document your medical preferences with a free New Jersey Advance Directive template from Rocket Lawyer:

    1. Make your Advance Directive - Provide a few basic details, and we will do the rest
    2. Send or share - Review it with your healthcare agent(s) or seek legal advice
    3. Sign it - Mandatory or not, witnesses and notarization are recommended

    This method is often notably less expensive than working with the average provider. If necessary, you can fill out this Advance Directive on behalf of your spouse, an elderly parent, or another relative, and then have that person sign when ready. Please note that for this document to be considered valid, the principal must be a mentally competent adult when they sign. In the event that the principal has already been declared legally incompetent, a conservatorship generally will be required. In such a situation, it would be best to speak to a lawyer .

  • Who should make an Advance Directive?

    If you are over 18 years old, you should have an Advance Healthcare Directive (both a Living Will and a Healthcare Power of Attorney). Even though it can be difficult to acknowledge, there might come a day when you are not able to make important decisions on your own. Here are some typical circumstances in which you might consider it useful to make or update your Advance Directive:

    • You are planning for an upcoming medical procedure or hospitalization
    • You are getting older or dealing with ongoing health issues
    • You have been given a terminal diagnosis
    • You are preparing to live in a care facility

    Whether this New Jersey Advance Directive is being produced as a result of a change in your health or as part of a forward-looking plan, notarization and/or witnesses are strongly encouraged as a best practice for protecting this document and your agent if someone questions their authority.

  • Do I need a lawyer to review my Advance Directive in New Jersey?

    Making an Advance Directive is typically straightforward, but you or your agent may still have legal questions. Finding a legal professional to proofread your New Jersey Advance Directive could be time-consuming and relatively expensive. An easier and more cost-effective route is to go through the Rocket Lawyer attorney network. With a Premium membership, you can have your document evaluated by an Rocket Lawyer network attorney with relevant experience. As always, you can rest assured that Rocket Lawyer is here to support you.

  • On average, how much would I typically need to pay to make an Advance Directive in New Jersey?

    The fees associated with hiring an attorney to make an Advance Directive could add up to anywhere from two hundred to one thousand dollars. When using Rocket Lawyer, you are not just filling out an Advance Directive template. If you ever need support from a lawyer, your Rocket Lawyer membership offers up to a 40% discount when you hire an attorney from our Rocket Lawyer attorney network.

  • What needs to happen after I have made a New Jersey Advance Directive?

    Attached alongside each Advance Directive, there's a set of helpful tips to follow while finalizing the document. With a membership, you can make edits, download, or sign it. Finally, your agent(s) and care providers should receive copies of your final document.

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

    The specific requirements and restrictions for Advance Directives vary by state; however, in New Jersey, your document must be signed by a notary public or two witnesses. As a basic standard, witnesses will need to be at least 18 years old, and none should simultaneously be named as your agent.

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