South Dakota Medical Power of Attorney Form

A South Dakota medical power of attorney is a document that grants an agent permission to make health care decisions for another individual. Unless specified otherwise, the form authorizes the agent to make any medical decision that the principal (the person who executed the form) could make themselves, including rejecting medical procedures and withdrawing life-sustaining treatment.

South Dakota Medical Power of Attorney Form

A South Dakota medical power of attorney is a document that grants an agent permission to make health care decisions for another individual. Unless specified otherwise, the form authorizes the agent to make any medical decision that the principal (the person who executed the form) could make themselves, including rejecting medical procedures and withdrawing life-sustaining treatment.

Last updated May 17th, 2024

A South Dakota medical power of attorney is a document that grants an agent permission to make health care decisions for another individual. Unless specified otherwise, the form authorizes the agent to make any medical decision that the principal (the person who executed the form) could make themselves, including rejecting medical procedures and withdrawing life-sustaining treatment.

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Signing Requirements

The principal must sign in front of two adult witnesses or a notary public.[1]

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South Dakota Medical Power Of Attorney

Legal Definition

“Durable power of attorney for health care,” an instrument executed pursuant to § 59-7-2.1 that authorizes its attorney in fact to make a health care decision or to consent to health care on behalf its principal.[2]

Revocation

South Dakota laws do not specify procedures for revoking a medical power of attorney. Typically, the principal can revoke the document by creating a new one or by informing their health care provider and agent that they want to revoke it.