Living will forms in PDF format are available on DoYourOwnWill.com, CaringInfo.org and NSYBA.org, the New York State Bar Association's website. The form on NSYBA.org is written according to New York State law, notes the website. DoYourOwnWill.com and CaringInfo.org provide separate forms for each state.
A living will allows a person to appoint a trusted individual to make medical decisions on his behalf in the event the person making the living will becomes incapacitated, explains the American Bar Association. A living will also allows the creator to choose whether he is to receive life-prolonging care and whether he wishes to undergo dialysis. A living will also covers the person's desire to have his tissue and organs donated and whether he wants to receive cardiopulmonary resuscitation should the time come.
Each state has it's own requirements for the legalities of the document when it comes to notarizing or witnessing the execution of the document, advises the American Bar Association. This document may not cover all of a person's wishes regarding medical treatment, so it may be helpful to discuss these wishes with a medical doctor or the appointed agent. A living will should be reviewed regularly to ensure it always reflects the writer's intentions.