New Jersey Medical Power of Attorney Form

New Jersey medical power of attorney is used to designate a healthcare agent to make medical decisions on behalf of another person. This person, the “principal,” should select a trustworthy representative, as they will be responsible for communicating the principal’s health care wishes when the principal is unable due to mental or physical incapacity.

New Jersey Medical Power of Attorney Form

New Jersey medical power of attorney is used to designate a healthcare agent to make medical decisions on behalf of another person. This person, the “principal,” should select a trustworthy representative, as they will be responsible for communicating the principal’s health care wishes when the principal is unable due to mental or physical incapacity.

Last updated May 24th, 2024

New Jersey medical power of attorney is used to designate a healthcare agent to make medical decisions on behalf of another person. This person, the “principal,” should select a trustworthy representative, as they will be responsible for communicating the principal’s health care wishes when the principal is unable due to mental or physical incapacity.

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Signing Requirements

A medical POA must be signed in the presence of two witnesses or acknowledged by a notary public. If acknowledged by witnesses, the healthcare representative cannot be a witness.[1]

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New Jersey Medical Power Of Attorney

Legal Definition

“Proxy directive” means a writing which designates a health care representative in the event the declarant subsequently lacks decision making capacity.[2]

Revocation

If the principal wishes to revoke their medical power of attorney (or “proxy directive”), they must complete one of the following acts[3]:

  • Perform any act evidencing an intent to revoke the power of attorney; typically by notifying the healthcare representative, a physician, a nurse, or any other healthcare professional verbally or in writing.
  • Create a new medical power of attorney or proxy directive.