The Alabama medical power of attorney, also known as an ‘Advance Directive’, allows a person to handle another’s health care decision making in the chance the Principal cannot do so for themselves. The medical power of attorney also includes a living will which allows the patient to choose how they would like their end-of-life decisions to be handled. A living will only come into effect if the principal is in a position where there is no realistic chance of them to be healed or treated. This allows them to terminate their life if they are in a vegetative or incapacitated state.
Laws – § 22-8A-4
Signing Requirements – Two (2) Witnesses (§ 22-8A-4)
Recording – Not required but the principal may file their completed medical power of attorney in the office of the judge of probate for $5. Must be in the county where the principal resides (§ 22-8A-14)
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