Maryland Legal Resources

Health Decisions Policy: The Maryland's Health Care Decisions Act supports advanced care planning for medical situations in which a person may not be able to speak for him/herself and encourages health care professionals to give the best possible care to people with advanced illness. The Maryland Attorney General’s Health Decisions Policy website offers valuable resources for these and related initiatives and activities, including advance directives, legal advice on end-of-life care, state advisory council on quality care at the end of life, and policy study on Alzheimer's disease care

Maryland Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division: Older adults are often targets of crimes such as telemarketing scams, financial exploitation, and elder abuse. The Maryland Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division website provides important information on recognizing threats and how to protect yourself or loved one, as well how to report should you/your loved one become a victim.

Maryland Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment: Developed by the Maryland Department of Health, the Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (MOLST) website offers educational materials regarding the MOLST form and information on upcoming training programs.

People’s Law Library of Maryland: Increased longevity means that, for some older adults, there may come a time when someone else may need to make decisions regarding medical or financial affairs. The People’s Law Library of Maryland is a valuable resource for information about adult guardianship, a court-appointed agent who is legally responsible for making medical/financial decisions for a person who is unable to make responsible decisions for self and has no alternative, such as a general financial power of attorney or a health care power of attorney.