The Arizona medical power of attorney, also referred to as an “Advance Directive”, includes a Living Will which allows the principal to choose their end-of-life treatment options. The principal may articulate which types of medical care they will permit, and the care that they demand be foregone. Because every turn of event can’t be foreseen, the agent chosen through the medical power of attorney will have the sweeping authority to make the day-to-day healthcare decisions for the principal once decisional capacity has been lost.
Laws – §36-3221
Signing Requirements – An Arizona medical power of attorney document must be signed by the principal in the presence of a witness OR a notary public ( §36-3221(A)(3)).