State of Ohio
Living Will Declaration
Notice to Declarant
The purpose of this Living Will Declaration is to document your wish that life-‐
sustaining treatment, including artificially or technologically supplied nutrition and
hydration, be withheld or withdrawn if you are unable to make informed medical
decisions and are in a terminal condition or in a permanently unconscious state. This
Living Will Declaration does not affect the responsibility of health care personnel to
provide comfort care to you. Comfort care means any measure taken to diminish pain
or discomfort, but not to postpone death.
If you would not choose to limit any or all forms of life- ‐sustaining treatment, including
CPR, you have the legal right to so choose and may wish to state your medical
treatment preferences in writing in a different document.
Under Ohio law, a Living Will Declaration is applicable only to individuals in a terminal
condition or a permanently unconscious state. If you wish to direct medical tre