A medical power of attorney, or sometimes a ‘health care proxy’, is a form designated to allow an individual, known as the ‘principal’, to be able to choose someone else, known as the ‘agent’ or ‘attorney-in-fact’, to carry out health care decisions that are in line with their beliefs.

Any┬ádecisions being made by the agent may only be in effect when the principal is not in a state of mind to make them for themselves. Usually the form must be witnessed by at least two (2) people, none of which can be family, or a notary public depending upon the State’s law. Once complete the form should be distributed and given to any and all primary care physicians, family members, and close friends.

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