Washington DC Medical Power of Attorney Form

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The Washington DC Medical Power of Attorney Form is created when the Principal needs an Agent who can make decisions about their medical treatments. This sort of agreement is always Durable and almost always Springing, meaning it will only go into effect once the Principal is declared incapable of making their own decisions.

Note that, in the District of Columbia, a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care is a completely separate document from a Living Will Declaration. As any Agent named in a Medical Power of Attorney agreement may find themselves responsible for making decisions about the Principal’s End of Life Care, the Principal may want to formalize their authority by drafting a Living Will simultaneously with a Medical Power of Attorney.

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