A Tennessee medical power of attorney form allows an individual, known as a “principal,” to appoint a health care representative to make medical treatment decisions on their behalf. The representative must act consistently with the principal’s desires as stated in the document. Generally, the individual chosen to represent the principal will be a spouse, child, relative, or close friend.
Living Will – Allows a patient to choose their rights to health care in the event they should succumb to incapacitation.
Laws – Title 34, Chapter 6, Part 2 (Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care)
Signing Requirements (§ 34-6-203(a)(3)) – Notary Public or Two (2) Witnesses.