Maryland Advance Directive

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The Maryland Advance Directive is a form that features all of the required provisions set out by relevant state laws, namely, the Maryland Health Care Decision Act. This Act states that any Advance Directive must be voluntarily executed by an individual, known as the Declarant, who seeks to legally appoint an Agent to represent them and their health care wishes when they are rendered incapable of doing so themselves. The form will indicate the Declarant’s preferences in regards to life-sustaining procedures. These preferences can encompass a range of matters, from do not resuscitate orders to how medical professionals should respond if they are in a persistent vegetative state.

State Laws & Signing Requirements

State Laws – Maryland Health Care Decision Act

Signing Requirements (§ 5-602(c)) – Any Advance Directive created in the state of Maryland must be signed and dated by the Declarant, and subscribed by two (2) witnesses.