Ohio Ohio 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

OH REV CODE ยง 2105.01 to 2105.39

Ohio Revised Code Title XXI, Chapter 2105 (Descent and Distribution)

State Law Statute

2133.01, et seq. Modified Uniform Rights of the Terminally Ill Act

Specific Powers

Any medical procedure, treatment, intervention, or other measure that will serve principally to prolong the process of dying. Declarant may authorize withholding hydration and nutrition; cannot withdraw or withhold life-sustaining treatment from pregnant patient, unless it is believed to a reasonable degree of certainty, that the fetus would not be born alive.

Revocation Duration

A living will is revocable at any time and in any manner. Revocation is effective immediately when expressed and communicated to a witness or physician.


Effective if executed in another state in compliance with that state's law, or in substantial compliance with Ohio law.

Transfer Unwilling

Physician may not prevent or unreasonably delay a transfer

Immunity Physician

No civil, criminal, or professional liability for physician acting in good faith within the scope of their authority

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