Living Wills in Thailand
Living wills in Thailand is defined as advance health care directives leaving instructions for treatment made by someone still legally capable. A living will in Thailand is one form of advance directive or instructions specifying what actions should be taken in the event that they are no longer able to make decisions due to illness or incapacity.
A living will is recognized in the Thailand National Health Care Act 2007 giving the right to refuse treatment in a terminal stage of live. The 'living Will' is a document written by a person when still legally fit to do so requesting to be allowed to die instead of being kept alive by artificial means. Under the Thailand National Health Act euthanasia, or actively killing someone painlessly who suffering from an incurable illness, is NOT allowed.
A living will could be part of a specific type of power of attorney or health care proxy whereby someone is appointed to make decisions on their behalf when they are incapacitated.