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April 24, 2014

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Living wills via state Web site

Secretary of State Ross Miller told members of the Nevada Development Authority this week that his office would unveil a new Web site next week to store advanced health care directives of Nevadans who submit them.

Under the program, participants will be able to download forms that will help them submit what are popularly referred to as “living wills” to a central repository accessible only by personal access code and by health care professionals that need to learn individuals’ treatment desires when they are incapacitated.

Miller he said he expects details of the livingwilllockbox.com Web site will be available by Tuesday.

Kathy Brandt, vice president of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, says between 25 percent and 40 percent of Americans have living wills.

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