The Connecticut Living Will is called "Health Care Instructions" and is included in an Advance Directive packet that also contains forms for naming a Health Care Proxy and specifying Anatomical Gifts.

Required Information: Your signature MUST be Notarized AND two witnesses (2) must sign your CT Advance Directive for it to be considered valid. The witnesses MUST sign a Notarized Affidavit stating you were of sound mind when you signed your form


Connecticut Advance Directive Form
Other resources for Connecticut:

Death Certificates

Digital Estate Planning Laws:
Law: SB 262 Public Act No. 05-136
Description: Executors may access email accounts. The state requires a death certificate and documentation of the executor’s appointment before the estate’s representative can see the deceased person’s emails or social networking accounts.
Status: Effective October 1, 2005

Death With Dignity Legislation (a.k.a. Aid-In-Dying or Physician-Assisted Death)
  • House Bill 5898 titled “An Act Concerning Aid in Dying For Terminally Ill Patients” was submitted to the Joint Committee on Public Health in early 2019. It has yet to be passed.

Organ Donation Registries
Connecticut Organ Donation registry official link.

POLST (Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment) Form
Connecticut doesn’t currently have a POLST program (check the status here).

Probate Laws

Estate And Inheritance Tax Rate
  • The top estate tax rate is 12 percent and is capped at $15 million (exemption threshold: $3.6 million; the exemption amount will rise to $5.1 million in 2020, $7.1 million in 2021, $9.1 million in 2022, and is scheduled to match the federal amount in 2023.)