What if I'm pregnant?
South Dakota law states that a living will's provisions may not be enforced if the person is pregnant and the life-sustaining treatment is likely to result in the live birth of the child or the continuation of the pregnancy to the point of viability.
Pregnant women in South Dakota should be aware that their living will provisions might not be enforced during their pregnancy and should communicate their wishes with their healthcare agent, family, and healthcare providers.
Does a Living Will impact life insurance?
In South Dakota, a living will and a life insurance policy are separate entities and do not affect each other. A living will addresses healthcare preferences, while a life insurance policy provides financial support to beneficiaries.