South Carolina Advance Directive Form (Medical POA + Living Will)

A South Carolina advance directive is a written set of instructions that allow an individual to express how they wish to receive medical care when life-sustaining treatment is required, which includes the acceptance or refusal of resuscitation. Moreover, a healthcare agent may be appointed who can make medical decisions for the individual while they are unable to communicate their care directions to providers.

Spanish (Español) VersionAdobe PDF

What’s Included?


Signing Requirements (§ 62-5-503, § 62-5-504, § 44-77-40) – Two (2) witnesses.

 State Definitions

  • Advance Directive (SC Code § 44-80-10(2)) – “Advance directive” means a written statement such as a health care power of attorney executed in accordance with Section 62-5-504, in which an individual expresses certain wishes relating to life-sustaining treatment, including resuscitative services.
  • Health Care Power of Attorney (SC Code § 62-5-501(4)) – “Health care power of attorney” means a durable power of attorney executed in accordance with this part.
  • Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment (POST) Form (SC Code § 44-80-10(11)) – “Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment (POST) form” means a designated document designed for use as part of advance care planning, the use of which must be limited to situations where the patient has been diagnosed with a serious illness or, based upon medical diagnosis, may be expected to lose capacity within twelve months and consists of a set of medical orders signed by a patient’s physician addressing key medical decisions consistent with patient goals of care concerning treatment at the end of life that is portable and valid across health care settings.

Versions (4)


Download: Adobe PDF





BAR (State Bar)

Download: Adobe PDF





University of South Carolina

Download: Adobe PDF





blankMaria Parham Health

Download: Adobe PDF