Medical Power of Attorney Maryland Form – Adobe PDF
The Maryland health care power of attorney form and living will is the part of the Advance Directive where you make your statement of the circumstances under which you would or would not allow various types of medical procedures to be used for your benefit. You may also name an agent to direct all other aspects of your health care. Most individuals choose their spouse, a relative or a close friend as their agent.
There are restrictions (§ 5-602) in Maryland concerning the appointment of your physician or anyone else professionally involved in your health care as your Agent. Whomever you choose, it should be someone with whom you share values concerning end of life treatment. He or she should also be capable of patiently and articulately upholding your wishes and values against other who may not agree with them.
As with all Maryland power of attorney documents, the form must be signed with at least two (2) witnesses (per § 5-602) present or a notary public.
- This Document is provided by the General Assembly of Maryland (§ 5–603)