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Living Wills

A Living Will is a document whereby you can direct your physician to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining procedures and treatment if you should become terminally ill. The living will must be signed, dated, and witnessed. A lawyer is not needed to draw up a living will, but state law describes the kind of form that must be used in order for the living will to be valid. Click here to see Living Will information. 

Palmetto Health hospitals have mechanisms in place to assist patients with living wills, if requested.