A North Dakota medical power of attorney form authorizes an individual (healthcare agent) to make healthcare decisions for the principal. This form only comes into effect should the principal be unable to communicate properly with physicians and other healthcare 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 healthcare agent, the principal can express their thoughts, wishes, and concerns regarding end-of-life treatments and healthcare options to healthcare staff. If the principal wants to donate any organs after they are deceased, they can make their intentions known on the form.