A New Jersey Medical Power of Attorney Form is designed to give the Attorney-in-Fact the power to make decisions about the Principal’s medical treatments. This kind of agreement is always Durable, and usually Springing. While this is, in essence, a specialized form of the Limited Power of Attorney Agreement, Medical Power of Attorneys are governed differently from all other Power of Attorney agreements and thus require a specialized form.
In New Jersey a Medical Power of Attorney (legally known as a Proxy Directive) does not always include a Living Will (known as an Instruction Directive). However, if the Principal wishes, the two agreements can be combined into a Combined Advance Directive for Health Care. This is useful if the Principal wishes for their Attorney-in-Fact to be able to manage their End of Life Care, in addition to their Medical Treatments.