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The Ohio Living Will And Durable Power Of Attorney For Health Care

Ohio has two legal documents that every senior citizen should consider executing – the Living Will and the Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care. Both have been in the news recently and are sometimes misunderstood. Ohio’s Living Will becomes effective only when an individual is permanently unconscious or terminally ill. Permanently Unconscious, as defined by our Statute, means that to a reasonable certainty (1) you are irreversibly unaware of yourself and your environment and (2) there is total loss of cerebral cortical functioning, resulting in your inability to experience pain and suffering. Terminal Condition is defined by Ohio law
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