A Kentucky Medical Power of Attorney Form is designed to give the Attorney-in-Fact the power to make decisions about the Principal’s health care and medical treatments. These forms are governed separately than other Power of Attorney Forms, and thus this the only form that can give an Attorney-in-Fact this power. These agreements are usually Springing, IE they will only go into effect once the Principal has been incapacitated.
Under Kentucky state law, a Medical Power of Attorney will always include a Living Will (the combined agreement being legally known as an Advance Directive). The Principal will therefore have to make decisions about their End of Life care and arrangements at the same time they are drafting a Medical Power of Attorney Form.