Maine Health Care Advance Directive Form


A Maine health care advance directive is a legal document that provides a person (the “principal”) with the means to establish an agent to carry out their health-related or end-of-life wishes. The agent is only needed should the principal become incapacitated (a term used for classifying a person that can no longer communicate effectively).

A principal can only complete this form while they are mentally incompetent. If a health care advance directive is not filled out prior, the court must review the case and appoint an agent. A physician must confirm the mental status of the principal in writing.

Laws: Title 18-C (§5-803)

Signing requirements (§ 5-803(2)): Signed in the presence of two (2) witnesses.