Updated on October 28th, 2021
A South Carolina medical power of attorney is a legal document that allows a principal to appoint a health care agent and empower them to make medical decisions on their behalf. The agent’s powers typically permit them to reject, withdraw, or consent to procedures that could prolong the principal’s life or alleviate discomfort and pain. Any agent or successor agent(s) designated by the principal must perform their duties in accordance with the terms stated in this document and, if applicable, the medical directions defined in a Living Will.
Agent’s Duties – § 62-5-509
Signing Requirements (§ 62-5-503(3)) – Two (2) Witnesses
Statutory Form – § 62-5-504
Statute – § 62-5-501(4)
“Health care power of attorney” means a durable power of attorney executed in accordance with this part.