A Minnesota medical power of attorney form is used to appoint a healthcare agent that will be responsible for making decisions regarding the principal’s healthcare if they become incapacitated. The health agent should be an individual who understands the principal’s philosophies concerning healthcare and will be able to advocate those values in the presence of family and medical staff. In accordance with state law, the healthcare agent can’t be anyone professionally involved in providing healthcare 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.
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