Living Will – Part of Advance Care Health Directive

Your “living will” is your directive expressed in writing as to how you are to be treated by your health care providers if you are diagnosed as having an irreversible medical condition with no reasonable expectation for recovery. In such situation, you can elect to “pull the plug.”

In California, your living will provisions are typically placed in a form document known as an Advance Health Care Directive (discussed in more detail elsewhere under “Advance Health Care Directive”).