Iowa Medical (Health Care) Power of Attorney Form

The Iowa Medical Power of Attorney, otherwise known as a Power of Attorney For Health Care, authorizes one party (termed the Attorney in Fact) to make health care decisions about another party (termed the Principal) who has granted them the legal powers to do so. As per § 144B.6, the Attorney in Fact must “act in accordance with the desires of the Principal as expressed in the Durable Power of Attorney For Health Care or otherwise made known to the Attorney in Fact at any time.” It is therefore important that the Principal carefully decides which duties they wish to impose on the Attorney in Fact, and which ones they want excluded.

State Laws & Signing Requirements

State Laws – Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care

Signing Requirements (§ 144B.3.1(2)) – All Medical (Health Care) Power of Attorney forms in the state of Iowa must be signed by the Principal and:

  • Witnessed by two (2) witnesses who must also sign the POA, or
  • Acknowledged before a Notary Public.