New Mexico Medical Power of Attorney Form
A New Mexico medical power of attorney is a form filled out by a principal to empower an agent to make health-related decisions for them if they cannot do so for themselves. The principal must be particular in their instructions about their care. This step is crucial if they have an existing condition that may require treatment in the future. Other types of possible treatment options include medication, medical testing, or life support.
State laws: Chapter 24, Article 7A
Signing requirements (§ 24-7A-2): There are no signing requirements in New Mexico, although two (2) witnesses are recommended.
Additional considerations: The agent’s health care decisions need to reflect the preferences of the principal (who can leave precise instructions for the agent if they wish to do so). The agent, physician, and principal need to discuss the medical power of attorney before signing.