The Washington medical power of attorney form is used to establish the life-extending health care procedures that an individual consents to or rejects. The person creating the form, the “principal,” will need to choose an agent to manage all decisions made when the principal is incapacitated. Most people will choose a spouse, relative or a close friend as their agent. In Washington, residents are restricted from choosing an agent involved in their health care unless they are a direct relative. In any case, the agent must be someone who has a firm understanding of the principal’s values as related to health care.
Laws – § 11.125.400
Signing Requirements – Notary Public or Two (2) Witnesses (§ 11.125.050)