A Michigan Medical Power of Attorney Form is an agreement that gives the Attorney-in-Fact the power to make decisions about the Principal’s medical care. These agreements tend to be governed differently from all other Power of Attorney Agreements, and this is therefore the only kind of form that can give the Attorney-in-Fact this power. Even if the Attorney-in-Fact has power over other aspects of the Principal’s life, they will still need this form to make medical decisions.
Under Michigan state law, a Medical Power of Attorney form, which is legally known as a Patient Advocate Designation, is a completely different agreement from a Living Will, which is legally known as a Document Directing Health Care. If the Principal wishes to make their wishes about End of Life care known to their Attorney-in-Fact, they will have to draft a separate document.