Updated on October 28th, 2021
A Rhode Island medical power of attorney is a legal document that authorizes an agent to make health care decisions for a principal. The powers granted to the agent will permit them to consent to the administration, withholding, or withdrawing of medical treatments that could extend the principal’s life. All health care decisions made by the agent must be done in accordance with the principal’s end-of-life preferences which are known to the agent or have otherwise been stated in a Living Will.
Laws – § 23-4.10-1
Signing Requirements – § 23-4.10-2
Statutory Form – § 23-4.10-2
Statute – § 23-4.10-1.1(5)
“Durable power of attorney” means a witnessed document executed in accordance with the requirements of § 23-4.10-2.