Medical Power of Attorney Rhode Island Form – Adobe PDF
Form created from the State statute 23-4.10-2 which is known as the durable power of attorney for health care, where you name an agent to make all medical care decisions if you can no longer do so. The usual choices are your spouse, a close friend or relative. In Rhode Island, unless they are related to you, you cannot chose a medical professional involved in your treatment or care. Local availability to be at your bedside if and when the time comes is an important factor in your choice in order to ensure decisions are made as fast as possible.
A second option besides the use of an agent to to create a living will. This allows the principal to, instead of an agent, choose end of life treatments for themselves if they should become in a state of mind where there is no curable return.