It is possible that you may get sick, injured, or have to go to a hospital while visiting in another state. You should carry a copy of your Living Will with you in your wallet or purse, since your medical record will not be available right away to the doctors there. You should also have your Living Will witnessed by a notary public or attorney if you travel sometimes and are concerned about how your Living Will may be treated in another state. Whether the doctors there follow your directions depends on whether that state has a Living Will law similar to Maine’s. As of June 1992, at least 41 states recognized Living Wills.
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