Medical Power of Attorney Form | New Mexico

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Updated on May 10th, 2023

A New Mexico medical power of attorney form gives the principal the ability to appoint a medical representative and make decisions on medical treatment and healthcare options they wish to receive in the future. The principal’s appointed representative (agent) will have the authority to make important medical decisions on their behalf in the event of incapacitation. This position is usually given to a spouse, relative, or close friend, a person who knows the principal’s values and will respect their wishes.

The ‘instructions for health care’ section, also known as a “living will,” is equipped with checkboxes so that the principal can communicate their decisions regarding treatment, artificial nutrition and hydration, and other life-sustaining healthcare.