Living Will Form | Pennsylvania

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Updated on May 17th, 2023

A Pennsylvania living will is a legal document expressing a patient’s instructions regarding life-sustaining treatment when they are terminally ill or permanently unconscious. Any person can legally execute a living will if they are at least 18 years old, have graduated from high school, have married, or are a minor emancipated from their parents.


  • StatuteChapter 54, Subchapter B (Living Wills)
  • Signing Requirements (§5442) – Must be signed by the patient or another person at the patient’s direction. Two people at least 18 years of age or older must witness the signature.