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How do you get a free living will form for Pennsylvania?

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As of 2016, download a free living will form for Pennsylvania from the public living will page of ACBA.org, according to the Allegheny County Bar Association. The bar association and the Allegheny County Medical Society provide the living will and health care power of attorney form, an informative brochure and videos as a public service. Print out the form to complete it manually, or complete it electronically on your computer, save the file, and edit or print it out later.

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The living will and health care power of attorney form available free on the bar association's website is the only one that Pennsylvania attorneys and physicians have endorsed, explains the Allegheny County Bar Association. The videos on the website explain the importance of the living will and health care power of attorney and offer step-by-step instructions on how to use the form. Distribute the living will form, brochure and videos to family, friends, and community and church groups freely, and order hard copies to give to others; however, the materials are not a substitute for specific medical or legal advice from your doctor or lawyer.

Individuals have the basic right to choose who makes health care and treatment decisions for them when they are no longer able to do so, explains the Allegheny County Bar Association. Living wills and health care power of attorney forms enable individuals to make those choices and to inform others about the treatment the individuals want and do not want.

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