South Carolina Medical Power of Attorney Form

A South Carolina medical power of attorney is a legal form in which an agent is appointed to make decisions affecting another person’s medical treatment and care. The document typically allows the agent to reject, withdraw, or consent to procedures that could prolong life or alleviate discomfort and pain for the person who drafted the form (the principal).

South Carolina Medical Power of Attorney Form

A South Carolina medical power of attorney is a legal form in which an agent is appointed to make decisions affecting another person’s medical treatment and care. The document typically allows the agent to reject, withdraw, or consent to procedures that could prolong life or alleviate discomfort and pain for the person who drafted the form (the principal).

Last updated May 16th, 2024

A South Carolina medical power of attorney is a legal form in which an agent is appointed to make decisions affecting another person’s medical treatment and care. The document typically allows the agent to reject, withdraw, or consent to procedures that could prolong life or alleviate discomfort and pain for the person who drafted the form (the principal).

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Signing Requirements

The principal and at least two witnesses must sign a medical power of attorney in South Carolina.[1] None of the witnesses can be any of the following:

  • Related to the principal.
  • Obligated to pay for the principal’s health care.
  • Entitled to inherit the principal’s estate.
  • A beneficiary of the principal’s life insurance policy.
  • Designated as the principal’s health care agent or successor agent.
  • The principal’s attending physician or the attending physician’s employee.
  • A claimant against the principal’s estate.

Additionally, no more than one witness can be employed at a facility where the principal receives medical care.

Power of Attorney (Preview)

South Carolina Medical Power Of Attorney

Legal Definition

“Health care power of attorney” means a durable power of attorney executed in accordance with this part.[2]

Revocation

The principal can revoke the document by drafting a new medical power of attorney or by notifying their health care provider or agent of their intent to revoke. An intent to revoke can be made in writing, verbally, or by other means of communication.[3]