A Nebraska medical power of attorney form designates an individual (attorney-in-fact) to make health care decisions for a person (principal) if they become disabled or incapacitated in any way. Physicians and other professional health care workers are unable to be appointed to this position (unless they are related); a principal typically chooses a close, trustworthy person such as a family member or friend. A health care attorney-in-fact will have power over very important and possibly life-changing decisions, and they should share the same values in regard to health care as the principal. Along with the medical power of attorney, the principal may wish to complete a Living Will Declaration Form (or simply a “living will”) to convey which treatments they do or do not want to receive in any given future medical situation.
Laws – § 30-3403
Signing Requirements – Notary Public or Two (2) Witnesses (§ 30-3404(5))
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