An Ohio living will enables you to express your wishes related to medical care via legal document in the event that you are unable to do do for any reason. An Ohio living will also allows you to pick someone as your attorney-in-fact. An attorney-in-fact is the person who will make your decisions during that time. There are state specific laws that limit who can act as your attorney-in-act. An Ohio living will must either be signed by two witnesses or be notarized. There are laws that explain who can and cannot sign as a witness.
§ 2133.01 through § 2133.26: An Ohio living will allows you to explain your wishes related to various forms of comfort care, including whether artificial nutrition, hydration, or certain procedures or medications, being administered or stopped. It may also be used to alert medical professionals as to whether you want to be resuscitated.
An Ohio living will is just one piece in an estate plan. To document your wishes related to your assets and to name a guardian for minor children, complete an Ohio last will and testament.