Massachusetts acknowledges Health Care Proxies, however there is no Massachusetts legislation governing Living Wills and no standard Massachusetts Living Will form. You are able to make your own. Again, this is not legally binding, but it can provide guidance to your Health Care Proxy and physicians on the decisions you would make.

Information Required for Naming a Health Care Proxy: Your MA Health Care Proxy form must be signed by you and two (2) witnesses for it to be declared legitimate.
Massachusetts Advance Directive Form
Other resources for Massachusetts:

Death Certificates
Click here to download the application for a certified Massachusetts death certificate.

Digital Estate Planning Laws
Law: HD 3489 Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act
Description: This legislation has been introduced in Massachusetts but hasn't been approved yet.
Status: The pending legislation lists January 1, 2020 as the effective date

Death With Dignity Legislation (a.k.a. Aid-In-Dying or Physician-Assisted Death)
  • House Bill 1998 titled “An Act Affirming a Terminally Ill Patient’s Right to Compassionate Aid in Dying” was introduced to the Joint Committee on Public Health in January 2013. It has yet to pass.

Organ Donation Registries
Massachusetts Organ Donation registry official link.

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

Probate Laws
Estate And Inheritance Tax Rate
  • The top estate tax rate is 16 percent (exemption threshold: $1 million)