Maine Health Care Advance Directive Form
A Maine Health Care Advance Directive (Medical POA) is a legal document that provides a person (the “principal”) with the means to establish their end-of-life wishes and assign a person they know to ensure their wishes are carried out. The name of the person that the principal chooses is called their “agent” or “attorney-in-fact”. The agent is only needed should the principal become incapacitated – a term used for classifying a person that can no longer communicate effectively.
The document is for planning only, and can’t be completed after a person has their mental health turn for the worst. A person is only incapacitated after being deemed so by a physician.