Montana Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care Form
The Montana Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care is a form that organizes for any adult of a sound mind (referred to as the Declarant) to make a “Declaration” that allows them to both state their wishes “governing the withholding or withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment” and name a trusted individual who will make decisions regarding such treatment. The form will only come into effect if the Declarant has an incurable or irreversible condition that renders them incapable of making their own treatment decisions. As the stipulations they state within it are legally-binding, an attending physician or nurse will be required to follow them.
State Laws & Signing Requirements
State Laws – Montana Rights of the Terminally Ill Act
Signing Requirements (§ 50-9-103) – A Durable Power of Attorney For Health Care must be signed by the Declarant (or by another individual at their direction). It must also be witnessed by two (2) individuals.