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Ohio Wills and Estates: Living Will and Healthcare POA

Information about wills and estate planning in Ohio.

Resources at the Hamilton County Law Library

About this Guide

This guide is intended to provide basic information about living wills and powers of attorney under Ohio law. 

DisclaimerHamilton County Law Library staff, as a service to its patrons, provides reference services and information, including these research guides. To protect the public interest, Ohio law requires that legal advice and services be rendered only by qualified attorneys who are subject to the guidelines of the courts. Library staff members do not interpret the law, provide legal advice, or explain court procedures. The information provided is not a substitute for legal advice from a licensed attorney.  None of our services shall be construed as giving legal advice.

Laws

Below you will find some of the laws governing living wills, powers of attorney and other advance directives in Ohio.

O.R.C. Chapter 1337 - Power of Attorney

O.R.C. Chapter 2133 - Modified uniform rights of the terminally ill act and the DNR identification and do-not-resuscitate order law

O.R.C. Chapter 2108 - Human bodies or parts thereof

Forms and Resources

Information

Below you will find some of the laws governing living wills, powers of attorney and other advance directives in Ohio.

Living Wills and Healthcare Powers of Attorney - OSBA LawFacts Pamphlet

What you Should Know about Living Wills - Ohio State Bar Association

Recognized Advance Directive Forms Simplify Healthcare Planning - Ohio State Bar Association

Financial Powers of Attorney - OSBA LawFacts Pamphlet

Subject Guide

Contact Us

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