Medical Power of Attorney – Living Will | Kentucky

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Updated on May 5th, 2023

A Kentucky medical power of attorney form is a document by which residents can appoint an agent to represent them in making medical decisions if they become mentally incapacitated. The principal will be able to specify the types of medical treatments that they wish to prohibit or allow and under which circumstances. The healthcare agent cannot be anyone professionally involved in the principal’s healthcare, such as their personal physician. However, this provision doesn’t apply to close relatives or members of certain religious orders that the principal may belong to. The agent should share the principal’s basic views regarding medical treatment and be able to forcefully advocate their points of view in the face of opposition from others who may have differing viewpoints. It is also very useful for the individual to be available to be present at the principal’s bedside should the need arise.