Through a Living Will, Colorado law allows you to address the administration, withholding, or withdrawal of life-sustaining procedures in certain situations. When your Living Will makes declarations regarding the administration, removal, or refusal of artificial life support procedure, these declarations will govern your treating physician’s course of action. Regardless of your decision to accept or reject life-sustaining treatment, medical professionals will continue to provide all necessary treatment to alleviate pain and suffering.
Medical Power of Attorney
A Medical Power of Attorney, also known as a Healthcare Power of Attorney, allows you to appoint an agent who will make medical and personal care decisions on your behalf when you cannot make those decisions yourself. In this document, you may grant your agent very broad authority or very limited authority, and give specific directions and guidance about your wishes and beliefs. Medical Powers of Attorney may also include any specific instructions about organ donation.