End-of-Life Resources

North Carolina’s Right to a Natural Death Act recognizes a patient’s right to a peaceful and natural death. The NCMS Ethical and Judicial Affairs Committee has worked to develop and pass legislation that promotes patient self-determination at the end of life. These efforts have resulted in the creation and recognition of advance directives that enable patients to express their end-of-life wishes.

For more information and resources on end-of-life issues, visit the NC Partnership for Compassionate Care.

NC Division of Medical Assistance: Medical Decisions and Advance Directives

Living Will and Health Care Power of Attorney

Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment Form (MOST)


Do Not Resuscitate Orders

Artificial Nutrition and Hydration

Organ Donation



National Resources



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