A North Dakota medical power of attorney form is a part of a larger “Health Care Directive,” that authorizes another individual (health care agent) to make health care decisions for the principal. This form only comes into effect should the principal be unable to communicate properly with physicians and other health care workers in regard to medical attention. The appointment should be reserved for a trustworthy individual, such as a spouse, relative, or close friend. In addition to appointing a health care agent, the principal can express their thoughts, wishes, and concerns regarding end-of-life treatments and health care options to health care staff (Part II: Health Care Instructions). If the principal wants to donate any organs after they are deceased, they can make their intentions known on Part III of the form.
Laws – § 23-06.5-17
Signing Requirements (§ 23-06.5-05(d)) – Two (2) Witnesses or a Notary Public.