Kentucky Living Will Directive


A Kentucky living will directive gives an agent (the health care surrogate) the ability to make decisions for an individual (the grantor) in the case that they pass away or become incapacitated. The grantor, who must be of sound mind, has the responsibility of writing the document and planning out their wishes. Examples of decisions include their choices about dying naturally versus accessing life-prolonging treatments. The physician must follow the directions provided by the grantor, which concern nourishment and fluids or surrogate of best interest (i.e. organ, tissue, eye donation).

State Laws§§ 311.621 to 311.643

Signing Requirements (§ 311.625(2)) – The grantor’s signature must be witnessed by two (2) witnesses and acknowledged before a Notary Public.