The Colorado Living Will is supplied in a packet of Advance Directives that also includes papers for naming a Health Care Proxy, commonly known as a Medical Power Of Attorney, and selecting Anatomical Gifts.

(Note: If a person is declared incompetent and has not designated someone to make medical decisions for them, a group of interested parties can appoint a Proxy Decision Maker or Health Care Surrogate.)

Required Specifics: You and two (2) witnesses are need to sign your CO Living Will in order for it to be legal.
Colorado Advance Directive Form
Other resources for Colorado:

Death Certificates
Click here to download the request form for a certified Colorado death certificate.

Digital Estate Planning Laws:
Law: SB 16-088 Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act
Description: This law authorizes a decedent’s personal representative or trustee to access and manage digital assets and electronic communications. [See the full Bill here]
Status: This was approved by the Governor and filed with the Secretary of State on April 7, 2016.

Death With Dignity Legislation (a.k.a. Aid-In-Dying or Physician-Assisted Death)
  • The people of Colorado voted to approve Prop 106, which authorizes the medical practice of aid in dying. To be eligible people must be 18 years old, mentally capable, in the final stages of a terminal illness defined as six months or less to live, and must request and take the medicine by themselves (self-administer). [Learn more here]

Organ Donation Registries
Colorado Organ Donation registry official link.

MOST (Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment) Form
Download the MOST form for Colorado residents.

Probate Laws
(Choose “Colorado Revised Statutes” from left navigation bar)

Estate And Inheritance Tax Rate
  • Colorado has no estate tax or inheritance tax