Medical Power of Attorney Form | South Dakota

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Updated on May 10th, 2023

A South Dakota medical power of attorney permits an individual to select an agent who will decide all aspects of their healthcare when they cannot speak for themselves. There are a few restrictions as to the choice for the agent; whoever is chosen should live, or at least be available, in a location that is close to the individual, and the agent must share the same views as the individual concerning appropriate healthcare and end-of-life treatment options. As an alternative to this power of attorney form, a living will may be used to specify one’s end-of-life preferences without the use of an agent.