A North Carolina medical power of attorney is drafted by a principal to grant another person permission to make medical decisions on their behalf. The recipient of authority (the “health care agent”) will be responsible for communicating the principal’s end-of-life medical preferences when they are no longer able to make those decisions. In addition to this document, the principal may also wish to execute a Living Will which allows them to define their choices for life-sustaining treatment.
Agent’s Duties – § 32A-19
Signing Requirements (§ 32A-16(3)) – Two (2) Witnesses and Notary Public
State Definition – § 32A-16(3)
Statutory Form – § 32A-25.1