State of Arizona Durable Mental Health Care Power of Attorney Explained by DoNotPay
Thinking ahead can prevent a lot of trouble in future unfortunate situations regarding medical decisions. Even though no one enjoys talking about such topics, it is still extremely important to handle them by creating a suitable legal document.
In Arizona, you can create a durable mental health care power of attorney to appoint an agent who will make mental health care decisions for you if you become incapacitated. Only an Arizona licensed psychologist or psychiatrist can determine whether you are incapable of making health care decisions on your own.
To make your mental health care power of attorney legally binding in Arizona, you will need to sign it in front of at least one witness or a notary public. Your witness cannot be anyone who is:
- Younger than 18
- Related to you by blood, marriage, or adoption
- Entitled to any part of your estate
- Appointed as your agent
- Involved in providing your health care at the time this document is signed
If you do not have a mental health care power of attorney, your general medical power of attorney may be used instead.
The agent can make decisions about mental health treatment on your behalf, except consent to your admission at an inpatient psychiatric facility unless authorized to do so.
In addition to the durable mental health care power of attorney, you can create an advance directive that covers other medical conditions.
This involves situations when you are terminally ill or seriously injured, which makes you unable to communicate your wishes.
Take a look at the table below to see the sections an advance directive in Arizona consists of:
|Advance Directive Part||Explanation|
|Health care power of attorney|
In Arizona, a health care directive goes into effect when your doctor determines that
you are not capable of communicating your health care decisions.
You can hire a lawyer to make an advance directive or opt to make it on your own by using online forms. None of these options will yield a satisfying result due to high lawyer fees and a lack of proper legal knowledge to create one yourself.
The best option is to turn to DoNotPay for help. Our app will generate an advance directive for you in the blink of an eye. These are the only steps you need to complete:
- Sign up for DoNotPay
- Type in Advance Health Care Directive in the search box
- Name your agent and include other essential medical information (your doctor, hospital, etc.)
- Choose the powers you wish to transfer to your agent
- Enter the names of the people who will witness you sign the document
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