The Minnesota Living Will we have below is called "Health Care Directive" and is included in an Advance Directive packet that also contains a form for naming a Health Care Agent. While there is no official state form, it must adhere to these Minnesota statutes for it to be considered valid.

Required Information: Your signature must be Notarized OR two (2) witnesses must sign your MN Advance Directive for it to be considered valid.
Minnesota Advance Directive Form
Other resources for Minnesota:

Death Certificates

Digital Estate Planning Laws:
Law: Minnesota Statutes Chapter 521A 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. [Full Bill | Attorney Jim Lamm's blog post about the law]
Status: Effective August 1, 2016


Death With Dignity Legislation (a.k.a. Aid-In-Dying or Physician-Assisted Death)
Minnesota has no legislation

Organ Donation Registries
Minnesota Organ Donation registry official link.

POLST (Provider Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) Form
Download the POLST form for Minnesota residents.


Probate Laws
Estate And Inheritance Tax Rate
  • The top estate tax rate is 16 percent (exemption threshold: $2.7 million; this increases to $3 million in 2020)