A Colorado Medical Power of Attorney Form is an agreement that gives the Attorney-in-Fact power to make decisions about the Principal’s health care and medical treatment. This can be used for if the Principal is unable to make decisions for themselves and doesn’t wish for that power to pass to distant family members or even, in rare cases, to the court system should family members be unavailable.
While a Principal may also wish their Attorney-in-Fact to act on the Principal’s Living Will, they do not always cross over. In Colorado specifically, a Living Will (technically known in Colorado as a Declaration as to Medical or Surgical Treatment) is a separate document. If the Principal wishes to give the Attorney-in-Fact power to make End of Life decisions, they will have to sign a separate Living Will.