A Michigan medical power of attorney form is used to designate a “patient advocate” to make all health care decisions for the principal if they become incapacitated due to illness, old age, or injury. The principal and their patient advocate should share similar values regarding health care, and the advocate should be able to comfortably fulfill the principal’s requests when the time comes. It is highly desirable to choose an individual who will be available locally when needed. Usually, a spouse, close friend, or relative is chosen.
Laws – § 700.5506 to § 700.5520 (Durable Power of Attorney and Designation of Patient Advocate)
Signing Requirements (§ 700.5506(4)) – Two (2) Witnesses