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North Dakota Health Care Power of Attorney Form

The North Dakota health care power of attorney is a legal document used by the grantor to authorize the attorney-in-fact to make decisions about his/her health care matters.

North Dakota Health Care Power of Attorney Form
North Dakota Statutory Form Durable Power of Attorney for
Health Care
WARNING TO PERSON EXECUTING THIS DOCUMENT
This is an important legal document that is authorized by the general laws of this state.
Before executing this document, you should know these important facts:
You must be at least eighteen years of age for this document to be legally valid and
binding.
This document gives the person you designate as your agent (the attorney in fact) the
power to make health care decisions for you. Your agent must act consistently with your
desires as stated in this document or otherwise made known.
Except as you otherwise specify in this document, this document gives your agent the
power to consent to your doctor not giving treatment or stopping treatment necessary to
keep you alive.
Notwithstanding this document, you have the right to make medical and other health care
decisions for yourself so long as you can give informed consent with respect to the
particular decision.
This document gives your agent authority to request, consent to, refuse to consent to, or
to withdraw consent for any care, treatment, service, or procedure to maintain, diagnose,
or treat a physical or mental condition if you are unable to do so yourself. This power is
subject to any statement of your desires and any limitation that you include in this
document. You may state in this document any types of treatment that you do not desire.
In addition, a court can take away the power of your agent to make health care decisions
for you if your agent authorizes anything that is illegal; acts contrary to your known
desires; or where your desires are not known, does anything that is clearly contrary to
your best interest.
Unless you specify a specific period, this power will exist until you revoke it. Your
agent's power and authority ceases upon your death.
You have the right to revoke the authority of your agent by notifying your agent or your
treating doctor, hospital, or other health care provider orally or in writing of the
revocation.
Your agent has the right to examine your medical records and to consent to their
disclosure unless you limit this right in this document.
This document revokes any prior durable power of attorney for health care.
North Dakota Health Care Power of Attorney Form
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