Related Legal Links

American Association of Retired Persons

AARP's Legal Counsel for the Elderly (LCE) provides current information for all 50 states about advance directives, along with required forms, if any. LCE offers state-specific guidebooks about advance directives for a small fee.

Area Agencies on Aging (AAA)

Area Agencies on Aging (AAA), part of the U.S. Administration on Aging, a division of the Department of Health and Human Services, provides information pertaining to health care and related legal issues.

U.S. Living Will Registry

U.S. Living Will Registry stores your advance directive electronically and makes it available 24 hours a day to hospitals across the country. Your advance directive is made available to your family and doctors when you're unable to communicate your wishes.

Other Resources:

  • Hospital associations
  • Medical societies
  • Bar associations
  • Office on Aging (state agencies)