An Oklahoma living will is a legal document that allows individuals to provide written instruction on what type of procedures and treatments they will consent to if they ever fell into an incapacitated or terminally ill state. This document allows a person to communicate their wishes when they can no longer speak for themselves. In addition, this document allows them to appoint a trusted individual who will make decisions on their behalf if a situation ever arises that is not outlined in the living will. Chapter 63 of the Oklahoma Revised Statutes governs and enforces these documents, and declare that living will documents may cover any medical procedure or intervention that would delay the dying process while also allowing the Declarant to revoke all or part of this document at any time without regard to his or her mental state. Furthermore, these statutes require this document to be signed by two (2) witnesses.
In order to complete an Oklahoma Living Will, the first piece of information that will be provided will be the Declarant's name, address, phone number, and gender. Next, the Advocate will be appointed by listing their first and last name, address, and phone number. The next section will detail which procedures and treatments the Declarant will consent to and which ones he or she will refuse. This section will also include information on anatomical donations, as well as the Declarant's primary care physician. Once all of the Declarant's wishes have all been recorded and the living will is complete, he or she will sign in the presence of two witnesses and the document can be made a part of their medical records.