WPR News
8:17 pm
Thu March 31, 2005

Wyoming Living Will Law to Change

Laramie, Wy – The case of Terri Schiavo in Florida has raised awareness of living wills and in Wyoming the state law covering these documents is about to change. On July first residents of the state can fill out one form that covers living wills, durable power of attorneys and anatomical gifts.
Jim Elliot, a member of the Wyoming A-A-R-P's executive board helped write the new law. He says even with this new document there still will be issues to contend with because of medical advances.
Elliot says medical ethicists and experts will have to decide those cases. He also says any current legal living will continues to be valid even after the new law goes into effect on July first.