Medical Power of Attorney for Minor Children for Physical and Health Care

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 Non-durable Power of Attorney for Physical and Health Care of Minor Child  

Non-durable Power of Attorney for Physical and Health Care of Minor Child(ren)

 
  A Non-durable Power of Attorney for Physical and Health Care of Minor Child (ren) permits an Agent (your "Agent", "attorney-in-fact") to make decisions about the child's medical treatment for a limited period of time.
 
The powers you grant in the above mentioned document will terminate if you become disabled or incompetent.
 
Power of Attorney Forms The Non-Durable Power of Attorney for Physical and Health Care of Minor Child (ren), in other words "Medical Power of Attorney," is valid for the time period that you specify in it, or until it is revoked by you.
 
Among the powers discussed in a Non Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care of Minor Child (ren) are:
  • to decide what kind of health care is needed and
  • to decide what kind of medical treatment or hospitalization to choose
  • to withhold or withdraw any type of medical treatment or procedure
  • to make any necessary effort to prolong the child’s life in the absence of a parent
  • to have access to the child’s medical records.
You are not giving your Agent the power or authority to authorize the termination of life-support, food or hydration systems.
 
These powers are explained more fully in the uniform statutory form Power of Attorney act, which expressly permits the use of any other or different form of Power of Attorney.
 
The Nondurable Power of Attorney for Physical and Health Care of a Minor Child (Medical Power of Attorney) must be dated and acknowledged before a notary public or signed by two witnesses.
 
If there is anything about this form that you do not understand, you should ask a lawyer to explain it to you.
 
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