Illinois Medical Power of Attorney


An Illinois medical power of attorney is a document that allows an agent to make health-related choices for a principal. This form gives the principal peace of mind knowing that the agent will carry out their wishes. The agent must be reliable and trusted to fulfill the duties listed in the medical power of attorney. A principal can revoke the medical power of attorney if they need to make changes or assign a new agent.

State Laws: 755 ILCS 35/3 and 755 ILCS 45/4-10

Signing Requirements (755 ILCS 45/4-5.1): The principal must sign the medical power of attorney in front of one (1) witness who meets the requirements. Notarization is not required (755 ILCS 45/4-10).

Additional Considerations: A principal can choose one (1) or more successor agents to act in place of the primary agent if he or she is unable to carry out the tasks assigned in the medical power of attorney (755 ILCS 45/4-10).