Living Will Medical Authorizations Legal Forms Software


Make your healthcare wishes and end-of-life choices clearly known. This Living Will contains a Healthcare Power of Attorney, a HIPAA Release Authorization, and a Minor Child Emergency Medical Authorization. Provide detailed instructions to family and friends about your authorized end-of-life treatments and the type of medical care you wish to receive if incapacitated.

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A Living Will is an important healthcare document. It allows you to clearly spell out to your family and trusted friends EXACTLY the medical authorizations you grant — and EXACTLY the steps you DO NOT want them to take — should you become seriously ill, seriously injured, or incapacitated.

And quite candidly, some Living Wills are better than others.

In the past, Living Wills were often brief and did little more than discuss life support situations, leaving many issues up for consideration or debate. But the Living Will package of healthcare documents from Standard Legal is comprehensive, eliminating that concern.




HOW STANDARD LEGAL SOFTWARE WORKS: A simple introduction and easy-to-read overviews are presented first. A questionnaire follows. Text fields, check boxes and drop-down menus are used to collect your answers, with additional instructions next to each field if needed. As soon as the questionnaire is finished, the final documents are created instantly: just save and print! It’s that easy.




Today, the more accepted document is an Advanced Healthcare Directive, which combines the end-of-life designations of a Living Will with the ability to name an Agent who can oversee treatment if need be through a Durable Healthcare Power of Attorney. Combining these documents covers nearly every medical, jurisdictional and life support situation, and allows the Principal (the person making the Living Will) to choose an Agent in advance who will make life and death healthcare decisions on his or her behalf.

Standard Legal’s Living Will software provides this comprehensive Advanced Healthcare Directive combination, which is legal and valid in all USA states.

The software also contains a HIPAA Medical Records Release Authorization form. HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, imposes privacy rules on how and when a medical provider can disclose information about its patients. Without the special authorization given by this form, your doctor or treatment facility cannot disclose medical information that might be crucial to the enactment of your Living Will. Without a proper HIPAA release, the persons that you appointed to act as your Agent might not be able to obtain the information necessary to enforce the wishes of your Healthcare Power of Attorney. Further, without the appropriate HIPAA release, medical facilities treating you may have difficulty obtaining your past medical information. This HIPAA release will allow medical information to be provided to your current doctors and hospitals, PLUS the person listed as your Agent in making health care decisions on your behalf.

Finally, a Minor Child Emergency Healthcare Authorization Form is also included in this package. This form allows a parent or guardian to designate another responsible adult to make emergency healthcare decisions for a child if the primary guardian is not immediately available to do so.

With all of these critical forms packaged together and provided in a format that is easy to use, the Standard Legal Living Will software program is a truly great value. Why leave your healthcare decisions to chance — or let them be decided by some unnamed doctor, hospital bureaucrat or the state — when you can make your intentions known without question quickly, easily and affordably!



☆ LEGAL & VALID IN ALL STATES: The documents from Standard Legal are valid in every USA state and territory. Primary documents cover federal law, with state-specific language or forms provided as required.

☆ QUALIFIED ATTORNEY AUTHORS: All of the legal documents within each Standard Legal software title are carefully researched and written by highly-qualified, experienced, licensed attorneys.

☆ UP-TO-DATE LEGAL CONTENT: Documents and instructions are revised any time a state or federal law, statute or administrative requirement changes. Our legal forms content is in constant review!

☆ STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS: Clear instructions are posted directly next to each question asked. No ‘legal-eze’ either! Standard Legal writes in a way that is “step-by-step” and easy to understand.

☆ IMMEDIATE ACCESS: Use the software instantly after purchase! Get encrypted links to a download within seconds, both on-screen with your order invoice and again as a backup in an email confirmation.

☆ EASILY DOWNLOADABLE FORMS: Standard Legal’s documents can be downloaded in one .zip file, with additional state-specific documents available from the online forms server.

☆ USE WITH ANY DEVICE: Windows, Mac, Apple, iPad, Android, Linux. Desktop PC, laptop, tablet, mobile device. Nearly any system can use the software from Standard Legal!

☆ FREE TECHNICAL SUPPORT: Standard Legal helps its clients in any way we can. While we cannot provide legal advice, we will gladly assist you by email, phone or social media to access and use our software.

☆ NO SHIPPING FEES: with downloadable software, shipping is FREE! Don’t pay to ship printed packages of paper. Just download the files and print only the documents you need. (Unless you prefer the optional CD!)

☆ FULLY SECURE PERSONAL DATA: Our software is downloaded then completed offline, not run through an online webform that transmits your data across the internet to be stored in a database. So your answers stay completely private and secure, and your personal data never leaves your hard drive!

☆ SAVE MONEY ON LEGAL FEES: Quickly and easily create the same kinds of legal documents as a local attorney. And save hundreds — sometimes even thousands — of dollars in the process!

☆ FREE ATTORNEY FIND: If you decide that handling a legal situation yourself might not be the best course of action, search our Attorney Find section for FREE to find a local attorney to help you.

☆ 100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE: Standard Legal guarantees that all of the documents in our software package will be accepted when completed as directed and submitted to the appropriate court, clerk, office or agency. Should any document not be accepted due to an issue with our content, we will correct that document at once or refund 100% of the purchase price.



Standard Legal software is PDF-based and works on virtually all Windows, Apple, Macintosh, Android and Linux-based PCs, laptops, tablets and mobile devices.

Get Adobe ReaderUsing the FREE Adobe Reader (or the commercial Adobe Acrobat), the legal documents are interactive PDFs featuring a questionnaire that converts the information you provide into a finished legal document. It is best to use the most up-to-date version of Reader; see ‘Help > Check for Updates’ in the program’s menu to get the latest version. It is CRITICAL that Reader ALWAYS be used as a stand-alone program or mobile app and NEVER within a web browser.

Links to a downloadable .zip file are presented immediately upon the completion of your order. This .zip must be expanded to access the PDF files. Most computers have an expansion program like WinZip pre-installed; if your computer does not we recommend StuffIt Expander (it’s FREE!). Once the file is downloaded, all documents within can be completed offline, no internet connection required. Read the START-HERE.txt file included in the initial download for more instructions.

Access links to the downloadable .zip file and/or the online forms server for this title are available for one (1) year after the date of purchase, upon request. Files downloaded and saved to a device may be used without time limit, but new downloads are no longer accessible one year after the date of purchase. A discount code is available to past customers by email to make a new or updated purchase.

Is Standard Legal Software Right for You?

To use any type of software requires a basic understanding of how a computer device operates. To use Standard Legal software, you must be able to complete these basic computer tasks: download a software file;  expand a .zip file;  enter a username and password to access a protected website;  navigate a menu;  install and launch a program;  and open, save then print a completed document. If you do not fully understand how to complete any of these common steps, we recommend you use our Document Preparation Service or find a local attorney to create documents for you.

Software on CD by Mail
WANT YOUR SOFTWARE ON A CD? A software CD of the legal form titles you choose can be mailed to you for an additional $9.95. Simply select the radio button in front of ‘Mailed CD: $9.95‘ during checkout.


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ATTORNEYS, PARALEGALS AND DOCUMENT PREPARATION PROFESSIONALS: This software is licensed exclusively for pro se users. To create custom legal documents on behalf of clients, review our Professional Edition software at

2 reviews for Living Will Medical Authorizations Legal Forms Software

  1. Nhut Le, Maplewood MN

    I ordered two of your software titles. You guys did a SUPERB job. There’s no way I can do this on my own without your included samples. Thank you!

  2. Eric Ford, Phillipsburg NJ

    After quite a number of years of procrastination, it was the compact, concise and very affordable Standard Legal documents that got me to complete my Will and Living Will. The price and service can’t be better. Thanks for helping me get that important yet ‘put-offable’ task finished.

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