Nevada Medical Power of Attorney Form

A Nevada medical power of attorney is a form that enables a person to select an agent to oversee their health care options if they become incapacitated. The principal (person who has granted powers) may choose to set a specific date upon which the POA will terminate but, typically, the agent’s powers will continue until the principal dies or recovers from their incapacity.

Nevada Medical Power of Attorney Form

A Nevada medical power of attorney is a form that enables a person to select an agent to oversee their health care options if they become incapacitated. The principal (person who has granted powers) may choose to set a specific date upon which the POA will terminate but, typically, the agent’s powers will continue until the principal dies or recovers from their incapacity.

Last updated May 22nd, 2024

A Nevada medical power of attorney is a form that enables a person to select an agent to oversee their health care options if they become incapacitated. The principal (person who has granted powers) may choose to set a specific date upon which the POA will terminate but, typically, the agent’s powers will continue until the principal dies or recovers from their incapacity.

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Signing Requirements

A medical power of attorney must be signed by the principal and acknowledged before a notary public or witnessed by two individuals who know the principal personally.[1]

Neither of the witnesses can be one of the following parties:[2]

  • A healthcare provider or an employee of a provider
  • An operator or employee of a healthcare facility
  • The principal’s attorney-in-fact

At least one of the witnesses must meet the following requirements:[3]

  • The witness cannot be related to the principal by blood, marriage, or adoption; and
  • The witness is not entitled to any portion of the principal’s estate upon their death.

Power of Attorney (Preview)

Nevada Medical Power Of Attorney

Legal Definition

“Representative of the patient” means a legal guardian of the patient, a person designated by the patient to make decisions governing the withholding or withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment pursuant to NRS 449A.433 or a person given power of attorney to make decisions concerning health care for the patient pursuant to NRS 162A.700 to 162A.870 inclusive.[4]

Revocation

The principal has the right to revoke the appointment of their health care attorney-in-fact at any time orally or in writing.[5]