Research guides

Pennsylvania Power of Attorney


The following resources include sample forms for Pennsylvania powers of attorney, living wills, and advance health care directives.

Free Online Examples

Durable Health Care Power of Attorney and Health Care Treatment Instructions (Living Will) Example 20 Pa.C.S. ┬ž 5471
This form is printed in the statutes. For additional places to find Pennsylvania statutes, see the Pennsylvania Statutes guide.

PA Living Will and Health Care Power of Attorney Allegheny County Bar Association and the Allegheny County Medical Society
Includes an introductory video and step by step guide to the free living will form. "This form and brochure have been provided as a public service by the Allegheny County Bar Association and the Allegheny County Medical Society. They are not intended to take the place of specific legal or medical advice for which you should rely upon your own attorney and physician."

Member Databases

Pennsylvania Estate Planning
Available on the LexisNexis Digital Library. See Chapter 10: Financial Powers of Attorney and Chapter 11: Medical Powers of Attorney and Living Wills.
Includes forms.

PA Legal Forms
Includes a variety of forms related to powers of attorney and advance health directives, including "General Power of Attorney", "Limited Power of Attorney where you Specify Powers with Sample Powers Included", "Mental Health Care Power of Attorney", "Special or Limited Power of Attorney for Real Estate Purchase Transaction by Purchaser", and "Statutory Living Will - Advance Directive for Healthcare - Statutory Form".

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Onsite Print & Electronic

Dunlap-Hanna Pennsylvania Forms LexisNexis
Also available on the library's Lexis computers.
See Chapter 69: Durable Powers of Attorney and Chapter 66: Advance Health Care Directives -- "Living Wills".

West's Pennsylvania Forms West
Also on the library's Westlaw computers.
See Estate Planning, Chapter 3: Powers of Attorney.