Living Will Form | New Jersey

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Updated on June 21st, 2023

A New Jersey living will is a legal document explaining a patient’s wishes regarding life-sustaining treatment if they are ever terminally ill or permanently unconscious. Life-sustaining treatment is any medical procedure or therapy using artificial means to sustain a vital bodily function of life. A living will can also designate a medical proxy to make decisions on behalf of the patient.

Laws

  • Statute§26:2H-54(b) (Findings, declarations)
  • Signing Requirements (§26:2H-56) – Must be signed and dated by, or at the direction of, the patient in the presence of two adult witnesses. The witnesses must attest that the declarant is of “sound mind and free of duress and undue influence.”