A Wisconsin medical power of attorney is a document authorizing a person to make health care decisions for someone else when they are unable to do so due to incapacitation. A power of attorney for health care can only be executed when the principal is of sound mind. Granting this type of power should not be taken lightly and the principal would be wise to appoint a spouse, relative, or close friend that they trust to act with their best interests in mind.
Agent’s Duties – § 155.20
Laws – § 155.05
Signing Requirements (§ 155.10(1)(c)) – Two (2) Witnesses
Statutory Form – § 155.30
Statute – § 155.01(10)
“Power of attorney for health care” means the designation, by an individual, of another as his or her health care agent for the purpose of making health care decisions on his or her behalf if the individual cannot, due to incapacity.