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A Hawaii living will explains your wishes related to medical care if you cannot make those decisions on your own for any reason. A Hawaii living will is also used to name a person to make medical decisions on your behalf. Without this document, the court could make your healthcare decisions. Your healthcare agent cannot be an owner, operator, or employee of your doctor or healthcare facility unless you are related to them by marriage, blood, or adoption. A Hawaii living will must be signed by two witnesses or you can choose to have it notarized. Witnesses for a Hawaii living will cannot be the person named as your healthcare agent, a healthcare provider, or an employee of a healthcare facility. At least one of your witnesses should not be related to you by marriage, blood, or adoption.
Chapter 327 E-3: A living will may be created by an adult or an emancipated minor. Living wills can be written in such a way that they take effect only in certain circumstances.
While a Hawaii living will plays an important role in making your decisions known at a time in life where you’re not able to voice your wishes, it cannot explain what you want done with your assets. This is why it is important for you to also create a Hawaii last will and testament.