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Advance Directives and Living Wills

Please explain the portability of advance directives and living wills.

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1. Please explain the portability of advance directives and living wills.

Portability is the general characteristic of being readily transportable from one location to another http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portability. In terms of living wills and other advance directives, the portability is confined to state statutes in which the advance directives and living wills were executed. The authority to execute this document comes from your state. Each state has a law or laws (also known as "statutes"), which provide the legal authority for you to make certain decisions in advance. Each state's statute also uses terminology, which, is defined in a very particular way. (Definitions are also set out in the state statutes.) If your advance directive uses this recommended language, it is predetermined to comply with the laws of your state and be interpreted in accordance with the legal definitions set forth in your state's statutes. The advance directives and living will will ...

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