The Minnesota medical power of attorney form is used to appoint a health care agent that will be responsible for making decisions regarding the principal’s health care if they become incapacitated. The health agent should be an individual who understands the principal’s philosophies concerning health care and will be able to advocate those values in the presence of family and medical staff. In accordance with State law, the health care agent can’t be anyone professionally involved in providing health care to the principal, unless the chosen individual is a blood relative, spouse, or domestic partner. In addition to the medical power of attorney form, the principal can also complete a Living Will in which they will state the types of medical care and treatment they wish to permit or prohibit and under which circumstances.
Laws – Chapter 145C (Health Care Directives)
Signing Requirements (§ 145C.03(5)) – Two (2) Witnesses or a Notary Public
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