Maine Health Care Advance Directive Form

Many health organizations and agencies advocate for healthy individuals to make use of a Medical Power of Attorney. Referred to as a Maine Health Care Advance Directive (Medical POA) in the state of Maine, this legal document is recommended for a number of reasons. Firstly, it acts as a written record of an individual’s end-of-life wishes (a party referred to as the Principal). Secondly, it allows for the Principal to nominate a person they trust, called their Agent, to carry out such wishes in the event they become medically incapable of communicating them themselves. Finally, due to its legally-binding nature, it can bring comfort to the Principal and their loved ones that preparations are already in place should their health take a turn for the worst.

State Laws & Signing Requirements

State Laws – Uniform Health-Care Decisions Act

Signing Requirements (§ 5-802(b)) – It is mandated by state law that an Advance Directive / Medical Power of Attorney must be signed by the Principal and two (2) witnesses.