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Life Sustaining Statute, Louisiana

Free Printable Life Sustaining Statute, Louisiana FormFree Printable Life Sustaining Statute, Louisiana Form

Statutory Declaration in Conformance with Louisiana Natural Death Act, Louisiana R. S. 40:1299.58.3
DECLARATION OF _____________________
Declaration made this __________ day of ________________ 20________.

I __________________, being of sound mind, willfully and voluntarily make known my desire that my dying shall not be artificially prolonged under the circumstances set forth below, do hereby declare:
If at any time I should have an incurable injury, disease, or illness certified to be a terminal and irreversible condition by two physicians who have personally examined me, one of whom shall be my attending physician, and the physicians have determined that my death will occur whether or not life- sustaining procedures are utilized and where the application of life-sustaining procedures would serve only to artificially prolong the dying process, I direct that such procedures be withheld or withdrawn, and that I be permitted to die naturally with only the administration of medication or the performance of any medical procedure deemed necessary to provide me with comfort care.

In the absence of my ability to give directions regarding the use of such life-sustaining procedures, it is my intention that this declaration shall be honored by my family and physicians as the final expression of my legal right to refuse medical or surgical treatment and accept the consequences from such refusal.

I understand the full import of this declaration and I am emotionally and mentally competent to make this declaration.


City of residence: ____________
Parish of residence: __________
State of residence: ___________
Date: __________________________________
The Declarant has been personally known to me and I believe him or her to be of sound mind.

Witness _________________________________________________

Witness _________________________________________________

Date: _________________________
Statutory Declaration in Conformance with Louisiana Natural Death Act, Louisiana R. S. 40:1299.58.3
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 Louisiana. 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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