A South Carolina Medical Power of Attorney form is a document an individual uses to give someone else the legal authority to make medical decisions.
This authority can be given temporarily (e.g., if you’re set to undergo surgery during which you’ll be put under) or permanently (e.g., enter into a coma or other incapacitation).
Statute: Title 62, Article 5, Sections 501-518 of the South Carolina Code of Laws
Signing Requirements § 62-5-504(9)(B) & 44-77-40: Two witnesses unrelated to the principal. If you don’t sign before your witnesses, you must acknowledge that your signature is valid in their presence. Notarization is only required if including a declaration to withhold life-sustaining procedures through a living will or form under § 44-77-50.
Revocation § 62-5-512: This can be done by notifying the agent or healthcare provider, executing a Revocation of Power of Attorney form, executing a different form, or running a Durable Power of Attorney that revokes the Health Care POA, and if the spouse is the agent and the couple gets a divorce, the healthcare agent’s powers are revoked, but the document remains valid if it names successor agents.