An Iowa medical power of attorney form allows you, the “principal”, to grant a person you trust, the “agent” or “attorney in fact”, the power to make health care decisions for you if you become incapacitated. In Iowa, the document is also known as a durable power of attorney for health care.
Statute: Chapter 144B of the Iowa Code.
Signing Requirements: If you’re physically unable to sign, you can direct another person to sign for you. This may be anyone you trust. At least two individuals who must also sign the document must witness your signature. When this is complete, a notary public must acknowledge the document (IA Code § 144B.3).
Revocation: In Iowa, a durable power of attorney for health care may be revoked at any time by the principal in any manner they are able to communicate this intent without regard to mental or physical condition. The principal may inform either the agent or the health care provider that they want to revoke the POA in writing or orally (IA Code § 144B.8).
Download your Iowa durable power of attorney for health care below.