The Texas medical power of attorney form allows a principal to name an individual to make all types of health care decisions on their behalf in the chance that they cannot do so because of mental incapacity. A physician can’t be an agent, and there are restrictions on choosing certain individuals professionally involved in the principal’s health care. When choosing an agent, local availability is important so that the individual may be able to show up at the health care facility within a moment’s notice.
Laws – Title 2, Chapter 166 (Advance Directives Act)
Signing Requirements – Notary Public or Two (2) Witnesses (§ 166.154)