A Washington D.C. living will expresses one's wishes about medical care at the end of one's life. Anyone who wishes to decline medical care has several choices available to them. Artificial respiration, withholding of food or drink, and organ donation are examples of such measures. To complete the living will, signatures of two (2) witnesses must be obtained, and a copy of the completed form should be kept in the principal's file. After becoming disabled, the medical power of attorney agent is responsible for keeping a copy of the living will on file.
Requirements needed to complete the signing process- According to 7-622(a), the signature process requires the presence of two witnesses at the very least (4).
Section 7-622 of the Civil Procedure Code (c)
(1) The date on which the declaration was made- A DC patient's active command must be mentioned in the first phase of the command sequence.
(2) Declarant from Washington, D.C
To ensure correctness and precision, the patient from Washington, D.C. who has opted for life-prolonging therapy and wishes to communicate that choice via this document should give their entire name in the appropriate field.
(3) Inability or refusal to take potentially life-saving treatment. Your doctor in Washington, DC, should know that you do not want to be treated with any therapy or drug that is intended to extend your life (other than to maintain your comfort level).
(4) You must submit a request for life-saving therapy. It is possible to request that life-sustaining treatment be given if D.C. Medical Professionals determine that you have an incurable and life-threatening medical condition by initialing the second directive if they determine that you have an incurable and life-threatening medical condition.
(2) Declarant from Washington, D.C. To sign on behalf of the patient in Washington, D.C., two adult witnesses are required. You will be needed to sign your name on the "Declarant's Signature" line following the meeting of the parties in Washington, D.C. if you are a patient or declarant there.
(6) The date on which the declarant's signature was witnessed in Washington, D.C. As soon as you've signed your name, make a note of the date on the signature pad that you're now using. Comparing your directive to this document may allow healthcare experts in Washington, D.C. who are investigating your directive to determine whether or not it is up to date.
(7) The Declarant's address in Washington, D.C. is provided. Your application should contain your signature as well as your home address information.
(8) The Witnesses' Signatures on the Document. Both witnesses must sign the statement for the signature to be considered authentic.
9. The time and date when the witness signed the document must be duly recorded. You must give a duplicate of each witness's signature, and it is believed that they are all the same person as the original witness.
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