The Indiana medical power of attorney is used to appoint a health care representative to make medical decisions for the principal in the event of their incapacitation. It is important that individuals choose someone who can be available locally to meet with the principal’s health providers and share their basic values regarding healthcare. Therefore, many individuals choose their spouse to be their representative.
Laws – § 30-5-5-16 and § 30-5-5-17
Signing Requirements (§ 16-36-1-7) – To be legally valid this document must be signed by the principal and at least one (1) adult witness.