A Tennessee living will is often referred to as an advance care plan. The purpose of a Tennessee living will is to document your medical decisions. Medical professionals would use your Tennessee living will in order to honor your wishes related to your medical care. A Tennessee living will is also used to name an agent who will make medical decisions for you if you are unable to do so. There are state laws that determine who can and can't be your agent. A Tennessee living will must either be signed by two witnesses or it must be notarized.
Title 32, Chapter 11: Tennessee law states that any competent adult can choose to make a living will that explains their wishes related to the withholding or withdrawal of medical care (including life-saving measures and artificial nutrition and hydration) that will be used by the attending physician if they are no longer able to voice their wishes. The person who creates the living will has the obligation to provide an executed copy of the document to their doctor for placement in their medical record before consulting the document becomes necessary.
A living will is just one document used to prepare for the end of your life. You should also complete a Tennessee last will and testament.