Health Care Power of Attorney in Oregon Explained
If you don’t choose an individual who will make medical decisions for you in case you become incapacitated, someone else might have to. The solution is to create a proper legal document that contains your wishes and instructions regarding certain treatments.
DoNotPay will help you learn everything about making a health care power of attorney in Oregon. We can also prepare the document for you in no time—all you need to do is register for our app.
In Oregon, there are two types of advance directives used to express the instructions and wishes regarding your health:
- Health care power of attorney
- Living will
A health care power of attorney is one part of an advance directive in Oregon. This document is used to appoint a health care representative who will make medical decisions for you if you become too sick to speak. A health care POA is also known as a medical power of attorney or a health care proxy, although there is a slight difference between the two.
- Are in a dying state and can’t make medical decisions
- Have an advanced progressive illness
- Are permanently unconscious
- Would suffer if kept on life support
The person you name as your health care agent needs to be a trustworthy adult (18 or older). The agent needs to understand your wishes and be willing to accept the responsibility of making medical decisions for you.
Consult the following table to discover who you can and cannot appoint for this role:
|Can Appoint||Cannot Appoint (Unless Related by Blood, Marriage, or Adoption)|
Your medical power of attorney goes into effect when your physician determines that you can no longer speak and make decisions regarding your medical treatment.
If you don’t want to spend a small fortune on lawyers’ fees or risk making an invalid document using unreliable health care directive forms found online, DoNotPay is the way to go. We will make sure the document includes all the information regarding your wishes and protects your interests.
Our app offers a straightforward method of creating a medical POA—here’s all you need to do:
- Sign up for DoNotPay
- Find our Advance Health Care Directive product
- Name a health care representative and appoint the powers you want them to have
- Enter other relevant medical information (your hospital, doctor, etc.)
Oregon law mandates you to sign a medical POA or designate someone else to sign it for you. To make it enforceable, you need to do one of the following:
- Get two witnesses to sign the document
- Have the document notarized by a notary public
Your witnesses can’t be your attending health care provider or health care representative. If you are a patient in a long-term care facility, one of the witnesses needs to be an individual appointed by the facility and qualified under the rules of the Department of Human Resources.
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