The Oklahoma durable power of attorney with health care powers only, to appoint a loved one pursuant to Tit. 63 §3101, to make medical decisions on his or her behalf when and if they are in a state where they cannot communicate their wishes. It provides peace of mind to have one of these in place in the event of a planned surgery or an unplanned accident, knowing that someone you trust is there to be your advocate when you can’t advocate for yourself.
Living Will – Create explicit instructions as to your end of life treatment options to doctors and medical staff if you should become incapacitated with no cure or recourse.
Advance Directive – Combines the living will and power of attorney in one (1) document. After completing keep the wallet card in the patient’s wallet.
How to Write
Step 1 – In the first blank, fill in your name and address. In the second blank, fill in your agent’s name and address.
Step 2 – In Section I, initial each power you wish to grant your agent, cross off any that you don’t wish to grant.
Step 3 – In Section II, write in any treatment guidance you wish to provide to your agent.
Step 4 – In Section III, fill in when you want the document to take effect and then sign it in front of two witnesses and a notary public.
Step 5 – You will want to make copies for your agent and your health care providers.