Under Missouri law a living will is a document that allows an individual to express wishes for medical care if he or she is unable to speak for him or herself.
A living will is a limited document: it only applies when death is imminent, and it can not be used to withhold artificially supplied nutrition or hydration. It also may not be customized: all living wills in Missouri must use language ordered by statute.
Rather than a living will, Attorney General's Office recommends consumers complete the advance directive forms on pages 15-20 of Life Choices.
See standard language for living will.