Updated on October 27th, 2021
A Nebraska medical power of attorney is a document that authorizes a designated agent to make health care decisions on behalf of a principal (the individual granting authority) when they become incapable of communicating such decisions on their own. Through the power of attorney document, the principal will be able to choose an agent and successor agent, and inform them of the medical procedures they do and do not wish to receive. It is common that this type of power of attorney document is coupled with a living will to ensure that the attending physician and agent know when to withhold, withdraw, or administer life-sustaining procedures.
Laws – § 30-3403
Signing Requirements (§ 30-3404(5)) – Two (2) Witnesses or Notary Public
Statutory Form – § 30-3408
Statute – § 30-3402