(insert your name)
as my agent to make any and all health care decisions for me, except to the extent I state otherwise in this document. This medical power of attorney takes effect if I become unable to make my own health care decisions and this fact is certified in writing by my physician.
LIMITATIONS ON THE DECISION-MAKING AUTHORITY OF MY AGENT ARE AS FOLLOWS:_______________________________________________________
DESIGNATION OF ALTERNATE AGENT.
(You are not required to designate an alternate agent but you may do so. An alternate agent may make the same health care decisions as the designated agent if the designated agent is unable or unwilling to act as your agent. If the agent designated is your spouse, the designation is automatically revoked by law if your marriage is dissolved.)
If the person designated as my agent is unable or unwilling to make health care decisions for me, I designate the following persons to serve as my agent to make health care decisions for me as authorized by this document, who serve in the following order:
A. First Alternate Agent
B. Second Alternate Agent
The original of this document is kept at:
The following individuals or institutions have signed copies:
I understand that this power of attorney exists indefinitely from the date I execute this document unless I establish a shorter time or revoke the power of attorney. If I am unable to make health care decisions for myself when this power of attorney expires, the authority I have granted my agent continues to exist until the time I become able to make health care decisions for myself. (IF APPLICABLE) This power of attorney ends on the following date:____________
PRIOR DESIGNATIONS REVOKED.
I revoke any prior medical power of attorney.
ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF DISCLOSURE STATEMENT.
I have been provided with a disclosure statement explaining the effect of this document. I have read and understand that information contained in the disclosure statement.
(YOU MUST DATE AND SIGN THIS POWER OF ATTORNEY.)
I sign my name to this medical power of attorney on ___________ day _____________(month, year) at
(City and State)
STATEMENT OF FIRST WITNESS.
I am not the person appointed as agent by this document. I am not related to the principal by blood or marriage. I would not be entitled to any portion of the principal's estate on the principal's death. I am not the attending physician of the principal or an employee of the attending physician. I have no claim against any portion of the principal's estate on the principal's death. Furthermore, if I am an employee of a health care facility in which the principal is a patient, I am not involved in providing direct patient care to the principal and am not an officer, director, partner, or business office employee of the health care facility or of any parent organization of the health care facility
SIGNATURE OF SECOND WITNESS.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA ) COUNTY OF ANDERSON ) ) ) GENERAL POWER OF ATTORNEY John Doe ) to ) Jane Doe )
I hereby constitute, make and appoint the above-named to serve as my true and lawful attorney with full power and authority to stand in my stead in all lawful ways and means and to fully and necessarily execute and perform all functions in my name as fully and largely as I can for myself. My attorney in fact has the full power to do and perform all acts as fully as I can do for myself. All that said attorney or substitute shall do by virtue hereof is hereby ratified and confirmed.
______________________________ Date:___________________ John Doe