A Minnesota medical power of attorney form is a legal document that gives you (the “principal”) the power to nominate someone else to make critical decisions about your health and treatment in case you cannot do so yourself due to incapacity. This form safeguards your medical wishes, entrusting someone you know well to act as your health care proxy (also known as “representative” or “agent”).
Statute: Chapter 145B of the Minnesota Statutes.
Signing Requirements: Minnesota law requires you to either sign the form in the presence of a notary public or to have two witnesses (145C.16).
Revocation: To revoke a medical power of attorney, you must have the capacity to make your own decisions and revoke it in writing. You may also verbally revoke the directive in front of two witnesses who do not need to be there simultaneously. Furthermore, your existing medical power of attorney will be revoked if you create a new one (145C.09).
You can download a Minnesota medical power of attorney form below in PDF & Word format.