Life Care Planning Authorities


Even though all states have laws for “advance directives” or Life Care Planning, the laws may be somewhat different. Normally the law of the state where treatment occurs controls, not the law of the state where medical forms were signed. If you spend time in more than one state and reasonably conclude you may need medical treatment in more than one state, you might want to have your forms comply with the laws of the states where you might be treated, to the extent possible. Consider asking an attorney for help with thi
  • A.R.S. Title 36, Chapter 32, Living Wills and Health Care Directives
  • A.R.S. §§ 36-3201 through 36-3210 – General Provisions
  • A.R.S. § 36-3231 – Surrogate Decision Makers ("Representatives" or "Agents")
  • A.R.S. §§ 36-3221 through 36-3224 – Durable Health Care Power of Attorney
  • A.R.S. §§ 36-3261 and 36-3262 – Living Will
  • A.R.S. §§ 36-3281 through 36-3287 – Durable Mental Health Care Power of Attorney
  • A.R.S. § 36-3251 – Prehospital Medical Care Directives ("Do Not Resuscitate")
  • A.R.S. §§ 14-5501 through 14-5507 – About Powers of Attorney
  • A.R.S. §§ 11-591 through 11-600 – About Autopsy
  • A.R.S. §§ 36-841 through 36-864 – About Anatomical Gifts ("Organ Donations")