The North Carolina Medical Power of Attorney Form is drafted when the Principal needs an Agent to manage their health care or medical treatments. These agreements are always Durable, as they will only truly come into play when the Principal is unable to make their own decisions. In North Carolina, these agreements are legally known as a Health Care Power of Attorney.
Note that, while most Principals will want their Agent to also have the power to manage their End of Life care, under North Carolina state law an Advance Directive (or Living Will) is a separate document. Therefore, when drafting a Medical Power of Attorney agreement in North Carolina, the Principal should be sure to also draft a Living Will, if they want their Agent to have the authority to manage their End of Life care.