A Vermont medical power of attorney is a legal document allowing another person to make medical decisions on your behalf if you cannot do so. This person may be referred to as your agent, surrogate, or attorney and has the authority to act as your healthcare representative. It is essential to have a medical power of attorney or advance directive in place to ensure that your wishes are respected and that you receive the medical care you desire.
Signing Requirements 18 V.S.A. § 9703: At least two witnesses.
Revocation 18 VSA § 9704: A medical power of attorney can be revoked by completing and notarizing a revocation form. The agent should receive the form, and the attending physician and any others impacted by the revocation notice should be notified.