Life Sustaining Statute, Colorado

Life Sustaining Statute, Colorado

A Life Sustaining Statute or a uniform living will is a legal document written by someone who is diagnosed with an illness that may be difficult to cure or has a chance to become a terminal illness. A life sustaining statute or uniform living will states the wishes of the person who is ill. It states what they would want to happen in the case that their illness does become terminal or that they pass the point of no return. This document states the types of medications he will be restricted to and from. It also states that if the person decided to prolong or shorten his or her life, that he or she did it willingly, of sound mind, has been informed of possible treatments and procedures, and understands all legal implications of his or her decisions. The document is generally written (this may vary among states) with the writer’s signature, City of residence, County of residence, State of residence, Social Security Number, the Date it was signed, and the names of the witnesses present during this event. It is then presented to a notary public for notarization and publishing. Finally, you are encouraged to keep multiple copies. Make sure that theses can be accessible with your doctor, lawyer, and family members.

A life sustaining statute is generally legal in most states and will generally be enforce and made in the presence of witnesses and a notary public. There is a general format when it come to life sustaining statutes but the details may differ depending on the state you are in. In the state of Colorado, it is a general legal form.

Declaration Provided by Colorado Medical Treatment Decision Act: Colorado Statutes 15-18-104

DECLARATION AS TO MEDICAL OR SURGICAL TREATMENT

I _____________, being of sound mind and at least eighteen years of age, direct that my life shall not be artificially prolonged under the circumstances set forth below and hereby declare that:
1. If at any time my attending physician and one other physician certify in writing that:
a. I have an injury, disease, or illness which is not curable or reversible and which, in their judgment, is a terminal condition; and
b. For a period of forty-eight consecutive hours or more, I have been unconscious, comatose, or otherwise incompetent so as to be unable to make or communicate responsive decisions concerning my person; then,

I direct that life-sustaining procedures shall be withdrawn and withheld, it being understood that life-sustaining procedures shall not include any medical procedure or intervention for nourishment or considered necessary by the attending physician to provide comfort or alleviate pain.

2. I execute this declaration, as my free and voluntary act, this ___________________ day of _____________________, 20______.
By ___________________________________
___________________________, Declarant

The foregoing instrument was signed and declared by ________ _______ to be his declaration, in the presence of us, who, in his presence, in the presence of each other, and at his request have signed our names below as witnesses, and we declare that, at the time of the execution of this instrument, the Declarant, according to our best knowledge and belief, was of sound mind and under no constraint or undue influence.

Dated at _______, _______, this ___________ day of ___________________, 20________.

 

________________________________________________________
Name and address
________________________________________________________
Name and address
STATE OF COLORADO
COUNTY OF ______________

Subscribed and sworn to before me by __________________, the Declarant, and __________________________________, and _______________________________, witnesses, as the voluntary act and deed of the Declarant, this ________________ day of __________ 20________.
________________________________________
Notary Public
Declaration Provided by Colorado Medical Treatment Decision Act: Colorado Statutes 15-18-104
Review List

This review list is provided to inform you about this document in question and assist you in its preparation. This simple Life Sustaining Declaration is valid in Colorado. Check with a local hospital or doctor’s office, as well as with an experienced medical attorney, to assure yourself of its compliance with current statute (s) in your state.

1. Make multiple copies. Give one to your doctor (s), the local hospital, and have others available through your attorney and family. Remember, these kinds of documents are needed in emergency situations at worst and under stressful circumstances at best. So be sure they are available to the appropriate people easily, when needed.

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