Medical Power of Attorney Form | Massachusetts

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Updated on May 5th, 2023

A Massachusetts medical power of attorney form is used to designate an agent to make medical decisions for the principal when they cannot do so themselves due to mental incapacity. The most common choices for the agent are close friends, relatives, or the principal’s spouse. By law, a healthcare agent can’t be anyone professionally involved in either the financial or medical side of providing the principal’s healthcare, unless they are related by blood.

Another helpful document is the Advance Directive, which allows the principal to designate the exact end-of-life treatment options if they should enter a vegetative state.