Ohio Medical (Health Care) Power of Attorney Form


The Ohio Medical (Health Care) Power of Attorney Form is a legally-binding document referred to in Ohio state law as the “Durable Power of Attorney For Health Care.” Once a valid version has been executed, an Attorney-in-Fact elected by a capable individual (known as the Principal) will be authorized to “make health care decisions for the Principal at any time that the attending physician of the principal determines that the Principal has lost the capacity to make informed health care decisions for the Principal.” The health care decisions may encompass pertinent matters such as life-sustaining treatment, comfort care, and resuscitation.

State Laws & Signing Requirements

Laws – Ohio Uniform Commercial Code (Sections 1337.11 to 1337.17)

Signing Requirements (§ 1337.12) – The POA must be:

  • Signed by the Principal;
  • Signed by two (2) witnesses; and
  • Acknowledged by a Notary Public.