Medical Power of Attorney
Medical Power of Attorney Forms Brought to You
A Medical Power of Attorney is your way to appoint someone to carry out your decisions with respect to health care. If you ever have a stroke and become incapacitated, you will not be able to participate in any decision making related to your health care.
However, if you have an agent who can make such decisions for you then this does not matter. They are empowered by you through a Medical Power of Attorney to make decisions for you about matters such as whether or not you should receive a kidney transplant or whether or not the person has adequate resources to hire private duty nurses in case they are no longer able to take care of themselves.
We understand that sometimes you need a notary there within just a few hours, so you can have the ability to help your family member when it matters most.
When Time is a Concern
Don’t put off having the medical power of attorney. You never know when you or your loved ones will need it. We can get a mobile notary to you within a few hours so that you and your family can relax and focus on one thing: Getting well. Having an MPOA signed is so important and it helps to ease any worries you may have about your health or the care of your loved ones. Mobile Notary Zone can save your family time, money and grief by doing this for them instead of waiting for a hospital representative to come around.
Pre-Filled Out Forms
Let us take care of the details. We can provide you with a pre-filled out form, so you only need to sign and initial. There are many organizations that won’t except a power of attorney with a correction on it. It’s not worth the risk when filing important documents.
How Do I Get a Medical Power of Attorney for a Child?
A power of attorney for child can be a legal document establishing just that—the authority to make decisions on behalf of an adult or minor. The power must specifically name the person who will act in place of the parent or guardian. You don’t need one unless an emergency situation arises and your lawyer or physician needs to contact someone other than yourself for permission for a medical decision. When making a health care decision involving your child, your best bet is to include both parents in the process by having two separate powers of attorney (each signed) instead of using only one.
Any power of attorney for child will include:
- The names, addresses, and phone numbers of the parent(s) or guardian signing the document.
- The names and addresses of the agent (and any alternative agent).
- The name and date of birth of each child covered by the document.
- When the agent’s authority begins and ends (this is discussed more below).
- Contact information for each parent or guardian (where they may be reached while away, including email addresses if available).
- The powers or authority delegated to the agent (this is discussed more below).
If both parents are alive and capable of making decisions, then ideally both should sign a medical power of attorney. Only one signature is required, however, in case one parent becomes incapable and the other is available. The document must also be signed and dated by the parent(s) or guardian, comply with the law of the state for a power of attorney, which typically requires the signatures of witnesses, and may also require that it be signed before a notary public. There are many resources online that go in depth on this topic.