A Kansas living will is used to direct others in your medical care if you are no longer able to make those decisions. A Kansas living will is also used to appoint someone to make medical decisions for you if you cannot do it. Under state law, it is not permitted for the person named to be: your healthcare provider, an employee of your healthcare provider, or an employee, owner, or operator of a healthcare facility unless they are related to you by adoption, blood, or marriage. Another exception is if the person has vowed to lead a religious life and regularly participates in religious, charitable, educational activities, or performs healthcare. A Kansas living will must be signed by two witnesses and be notarized.
KSA 65-28,101: The law states the purpose of a living will is to enable the wishes of the patient to be respected when they are no longer able to make their own decisions. This includes the decision to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining conditions for terminal conditions.
A living will only relates to medical decisions. To make your decisions known about how you’d like your belongings distributed after your death, you should create a Kansas last will and testament.