The Hawaii advance directive form enables individuals to prepare written instructions for their health care and assign an agent to make medical decisions on their behalf. If the principal is physically or mentally incapacitated, the health care agent will become active and have the authority to make medical decisions, specifically concerning life-sustaining and pain-relieving treatments. The agent is usually someone close to the principal who can be relied upon to act in consideration of their beliefs and wishes.
Agent’s Duties – § 327E-3(g)
Signing Requirements (§ 327E-3(b), (c), (d)) – Two (2) Witnesses or Notary Public
Statutory Form – § 327E-16
Statute – § 327E-2
“Advance health-care directive” means an individual instruction or a power of attorney for health care.