Create Your Hawaii Health Care Directive and Living Will in Just Minutes
FindLaw’s team of attorneys has created health care directive and living will forms that help you start making a customized estate plan. Our simple, step-by-step process walks you through the process of creating a Hawaii health care directive and living will. The peace of mind that a health care directive and living will affords to you and your family cannot be underestimated.
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The Benefits of a Hawaii Health Care Directive and Living Will
The benefit of having a Hawaii health care directive and living will is that it allows family members and health care workers to know your medical treatment preferences. You can leave individual instructions about the end-of-life care and life-sustaining treatment you wish to receive.
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Decide who will be your health care agent/proxy and which medical treatments you would request or refuse.
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Complete Your Document
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Print, Sign & Make It Legal
Print and sign your document according to the instructions. Give a copy to your doctors and agent/proxy.
What’s Next To Make My Hawaii Health Care Directive and Living Will Valid?
Validate your Hawaii health care directive and living will by following these steps: See full process
Make tough decisions.
End-of-life care decisions are never easy. No one wants to think about falling ill or incapacitated and being unable to communicate medical treatment preferences. A health care directive and living will or advance directive can alleviate that unsettling feeling.
In Hawaii, advance health care directives take effect if you are near death. You can rely on your advance directive if you suffer brain damage or disease that makes you permanently unable to communicate medical treatment preferences.
Suppose you want medical providers to use artificial nutrition or artificial hydration procedures. In that case, you will have to include this request in your advance directive. You should also decide if you want hospice care, whether you want relief from pain, and if you want to leave any spiritual or religious instructions.
Decide what kind of care and treatment you will receive.
You May Want to Speak With a Lawyer if:
- Your family disagrees with your medical choices
- You don’t know who to appoint as your agent
- You have questions about life prolonging measures
- You want legal review of your completed document
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Hawaii Health Care Directive and Living Will Frequently Asked Questions
The legal requirements to make a legally valid Hawaii health care directive and living will are:
- A competent person that is at least 18 years old or an emancipated minor
- The document must be in writing
- Health care directive and living wills must be signed by the declarant (the person making the living will) or by someone the declarant authorizes to sign in their place at their direction in the presence of the declarant
- The document must be dated
- The health care directive and living will be witnessed by at least two witnesses that are each at least 18 years old
- Everyone’s signature must be notarized
- Before making an advance directive, the declarant must be in a terminal condition or have permanently lost their ability to communicate medical treatment preferences
You can override a health care directive and living will by making a new one or revoking specific provisions. You can withdraw your living will at any time by using one of the following methods:
- A signed and dated writing that clearly revokes your health care directive and living will
- By a clear verbal expression in front of two witnesses
- By destroying the health care directive and living will
- By a clear indication to an attending physician
Agents have only the authority that is bestowed to them in your advance directive. An agent can only make health care decisions on behalf of a declarant who lacks capacity. Once the declarant regains capacity, the agent’s authority ends. Only a primary care physician can determine the declarant’s capacity.
Agents can only act on instructions from their principals. If the principal does not leave instructions, the agent shall make decisions on the principal’s behalf based on the principal’s best interests. In determining what decisions are best for the principal, the agent should consider the principal’s personal values to the extent that you know them.
FindLaw has created an easy, efficient, do-it-yourself health care directive and living will form you can complete in under an hour from the comfort of your own home.
Every adult should have an advance directive. Advance directives allow you to advocate for yourself in an emergency medical situation. An advance directive protects your interest in your medical treatment preferences.
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