State Laws and Legislation

Alabama Healthcare Laws

Alabama law does not allow a same-sex partner to make a medical decision for an incapacitated partner in the absence of an express advance directive. ALA. CODE § 22-8A-11.

A competent adult may prepare an advance directive, appointing another to make decisions for them, in the event they are incapable. A valid advance directive must be in writing, dated, signed by the declarant and witnessed by two individuals. ALA. CODE § 22-8A-4.

Citation: Natural Death Act: ALA. CODE 1975, §§ 22-8A-11 to 22-8A-14

Updated: Sun, May 04, 2008 - 11:00:00