Medical Power of Attorney Alaska Form – Adobe PDF
The Alaska medical power of attorney, also referred to as the “durable power of attorney for health care”, lets a person (“principal”) choose someone else (“agent”) to act for his or her best interest in making health care decisions when the principal cannot do so because of a mental condition. This form is commonly used among the elderly, high-risk diseases, and the terminally ill so that the families may be able to have clarity on the medical direction of someone by having one voice be the final decision-maker.
Laws – AS 13.52.010
Signing Requirements – Two (2) witnesses or a notary public (AS 13.52.010(b)(1 & 2))
The form must be completed before any type of tragedy should take place and be authorized by either two (2) non-blood related witnesses or a notary public.
The form also includes life-ending decisions in relation to organ donation, if life support should be an option, and who to select as the primary care physician during such an event.