A Rhode Island Medical Power of Attorney allows you to designate an agent to make healthcare decisions on your behalf.
This document does not remove your right to make decisions if you can consent to medical procedures. However, if you cannot make or communicate these decisions, your agent makes these decisions for you.
Signing Requirements: Two (2) Witnesses or a Notary Public (§ 23-4.10-2).
Revocation: At any time or in any manner as long as you can communicate your desire to revoke it. This can be done by expressing your desire to an attending physician or healthcare provider, communicating your desire to your agent, or executing a new Medical POA (§ 23-4.10-3).