Many people confuse the terms “Living Will” with Living Trust or Last Will. A Living Will is a legal document that outlines your health care wishes, if you were on life support and/or unable to communicate. How much care do you want for the purpose of prolonging your life? In Utah, there are four options: 1) I choose to let my agent decide, 2) I choose to prolong my life, 3) I choose not to receive care for the purpose of prolonging my life, and 4) I do not wish to express my preferences.

Some of the above options have “sub options” and you can always add additional comments to help your agent and doctors know your true desires. A living will must be properly witnessed and copies should be given to your agent and to your health care provider.