An Utah Medical Power of Attorney Form is used when the Principal needs an Attorney-in-Fact to make decisions about their health care and medical treatments. These agreements are almost always Springing and always Durable, as until the Principal has been incapacitated, they can communicate their own desires and needs for health care.
Under Utah state law, any and all Medical Power of Attorney agreements will include a Living Will. The combined document is legally known as an Advance Health Care Directive. Therefore, when drafting a Medical Power of Attorney, the Principal should be sure that the Attorney-in-Fact knows their desires for End of Life care, as any party they name in a Medical Power of Attorney will also be responsible for their End of Life care.