Free Medical Power of Attorney Form
The Free Medical Power of Attorney Form is used to appoint another person to make medical and health decisions for your should you become unable to do so for yourself. The person you appoint is called your health care agent.
Our Free Medical Power of Attorney is ready for immediate download.
When does my Medical Power of Attorney Form Become Effective?
You can choose to it become effective immediately or you can have effective when a doctor decides you incapacitated and cannot make medical decisions for yourself. For the most part your appointed health care agent can make any medical decisions that you could make. Also your agent is required to follow any specific instructions that are in writing.
However, there are a few decisions that your agent cannot make:
- Committing you to a mental facility or institution
- Recommending types of convulsive therapy
How Long Does a Medical Power of Attorney Form Last?
It will stay in effect until it is revoked in writing generally using a revocation form. Also, it is automatically revoked on the GRANTOR’s death. And if you have chosen your spouse as your agent and you get divorced, it is also automatically revoked.
You should be aware that an Advanced Health Care Directive is the document of choice as most medical facilities are using them in place of the older medical power of attorney forms.
Also, these are usually available from your local medical clinic as well.