A Georgia living will is an estate planning document that expresses your desires for medical treatment if you are no longer able to do so for any reason. A Georgia living will is also referred to as an advanced directive for healthcare. A Georgia living will is also used to name someone to make decisions on your behalf when you are no longer able to make your own decisions. Your Georgia living will should be signed by two witnesses. Your witnesses must be at least 18 years old, not named as your agent, not directly involved in your healthcare, and cannot inherit anything from you either through your will or through state law when you die.
O.C.G.A. Title 31 Chapter 32: Before the attending physician can follow any wishes related to withholding or withdrawal of life-sustaining procedures for female patients, they must first make sure that she is not pregnant. Any document that complies with the State’s living will laws, including being properly signed and witnessed, shall be treated as a living will.
A living will is used to express your wishes for medical treatment at a time when you cannot make those decisions. To further make your wishes known, you should create a Georgia Last Will and Testament.