South Dakota Medical Power of Attorney Form

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The South Dakota Medical Power of Attorney Form is a special kind of Limited Power of Attorney that lets the Agent make decisions about the Principal’s medical treatments and health care. Naturally Medical Power of Attorney are governed separately from financial Power of Attorney and thus this kind of agreement is the only one that can give an Agent this power; It cannot be folded into another agreement.

In South Dakota, a Medical Power of Attorney, or Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care as it is technically known, is a separate document from a Living Will Declaration. As an Agent named in a Medical Power of Attorney will often end up responsible for making decisions bout the Principal’s End of Life care, the Principal may wish to draft a Living Will alongside their Medical Power of Attorney.