Year: 1992 Source: Law Now (March 1992), p. 18 SIEC No: 19920068

This article describes what living wills are, & explains their legal status in Canada–particularly in Alberta. In Canada, no provinces have legislation validating living wills, but the courts have often supported documents that give instruction about future medical care. The author also briefly describes the Institute for Law Reform’s support for living wills, as well as arguments against the documents. (VM)