A Connecticut medical power of attorney form gives an appointed healthcare representative the right to decide if you become incapacitated.
Your representative can only make decisions if your doctor determines you’re too sick or unable to make medical decisions.
- Statute: CGA 19a-570 to 580.
- Signing Requirements: Two (2) Witnesses or Notary Public (CGA 19a-576).
- At least one of your two witnesses can’t be your healthcare representative, physician, or employee of the health facility in which you’re a patient.
- Revocation: It remains in effect until you revoke it or become competent to make your own decisions. You can also put an expiration date on the document if you want it to be temporary. You can revoke it at any time and in any manner by expressing your wishes orally or in writing (CGA 19a-579).