An Ohio medical power of attorney gives an agent permission to make health care decisions for a principal who has lost their ability to communicate effectively with medical staff. The agent will make decisions based on the instructions set forth by the principal in this document as well as the medical provisions defined in a Living Will (if applicable). Depending on the circumstances, the agent may be asked to consent to the application of medication or treatment, review medical records, sign health care documents, and select staff to provide care for the principal.
Agent’s Duties – § 1337.13
Laws – § 1337.11 – 1337.17
Signing Requirements (§ 1337.12(A)(b)) – Two (2) Witnesses or Notary Public
Statutory Form – § 1337.17
“Durable power of attorney for health care” means a document created pursuant to sections 1337.11 to 1337.17 of the Revised Code.