A Delaware medical power of attorney form is one that allows the principal to select a health care agent to carry out their wishes and make decisions on their behalf. This document is often drafted when an individual is in the early stages of a mentally incapacitating disease or condition, or if they’re about to anticipate a dangerous surgery. The form also provides the principal with the ability to create an advance directive, that is, a document that clearly defines their end-of-life care preferences. The power of attorney and advance directive, in conjunction, ensure that the individual will be taken care of when they no longer have the ability to express themselves effectively.
Laws – § 2503 Advance Health-Care Directives.
Signing Requirements – It must be signed in the presence of two (2) witnesses (§ 2503(b)(1)).