The Vermont Living Will is called "End of Life Treatment Wishes" and is included in a packet of Advance Directives that also contains a form for naming a "Health Care Agent" (a.k.a. Health Care Proxy) and selecting Organ and Tissue Donation.

Information Required: You and two (2) witnesses must sign your VT Advance Directive in order for it to be legitimate.
  • NEITHER of your witnesses may be your spouse, agent, sibling, child, grandchild, or reciprocal beneficiary.
  • If you are currently residing in a hospital, nursing home, or residential care facility when completing your VT Advance Directive.
  • You will require the signature of a THIRD PERSON to confirm that he or she has discussed the Advance Directive to you and that you comprehend its implications and effects.
  • This third person in a healthcare institution may be a hospital designee, a long-term care ombudsman, a Vermont-licensed attorney, a clergyperson, or a Probate Court designee, but is neither affiliated with nor employed by the health care facility.
Vermont Advance Directive Form
Other resources for Vermont:

Death Certificates
Digital Estate Planning Laws:
Law: HB 152 (Act 13) 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.
Status: This was approved on May 1, 2017; Effective on July 1, 2017

Death With Dignity Legislation (a.k.a. Aid-In-Dying or Physician-Assisted Death)
  • Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signed Death with Dignity into law in May 2013.

Organ Donation Registries
Vermont Organ Donation registry official link.

POLST (Clinician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment) Form
Download the COLST form for Vermont residents.

Probate Laws

Estate And Inheritance Tax Rate
  • The top estate tax rate is 16 percent (exemption threshold: $2.75 million)