Missouri Missouri Will Laws


Here you will find legal terms and their application by state as this can vary depending on where you live.

Reciprocity - The practice of exchanging things with others for mutual benefit, especially privileges granted by one country or organization to another. Certain states will limit the extent to which they honor health care directives(reciprocity) from other states, meaning they will only accept them so far as they comply with their own laws. This creates a bit of a legal grey area, however, most times it doesn't become an issue.

State Law Citation and Title

MO REV ST ยง 474.010 to 474.155

Missouri Revised Statutes Title XXXI, Chapter 474 (Intestate Succession and Wills)

State Law Statute

459.010, et seq. Declaration; Life Support

Specific Powers

Any medical procedure or intervention which would serve only to prolong artificially the dying process where death will occur within a short time whether or not such procedure or intervention is utilized. Does not include medication or procedure to provide comfort care or alleviate pain or any procedure to provide nutrition or hydration

Revocation Duration

A living will is revocable at any time, and in any manner the declarant is able to communicate intent to revoke, without regard for their mental or physical condition. The directions of the declarant shall at all times supersede previous declaration.

Transfer Unwilling

Physician must take all reasonable steps to effect the transfer of a declarant

Immunity Physician

No criminal, civil, or professional liability for acting in good faith pursuant to usual and customary medical standards who withholds or withdraws deathprolonging procedures from patient pursuant to a declaration

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