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Declaration Relating To Life-Sustaining Procedures (Living Will) And Durable Power Of Attorney For Health Care (Medical Power Of Attorney) 123 - Iowa

Declaration Relating To Life-Sustaining Procedures (Living Will) And Durable Power Of Attorney For Health Care (Medical Power Of Attorney) Form. This is a Iowa form and can be used in Miscellaneous Statewide .
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THE IOWA STATE BAR ASSOCIATION Official Form No. 123 FOR THE LEGAL EFFECT OF THE USE OF THIS FORM, CONSULT YOUR LAWYER DECLARATION RELATING TO LIFE-SUSTAINING PROCEDURES (Living Will) AND DURABLE POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR HEALTH CARE DECISIONS (Medical Power of Attorney) I. DECLARATION RELATING TO LIFE-SUSTAINING PROCEDURES If I should have an incurable or irreversible condition that will result either in death within a relatively short period of time or a state of permanent unconsciousness from which, to a reasonable degree of medical certainty, there can be no recovery, it is my desire that my life not be prolonged by the administration of life-sustaining procedures. If I am unable to participate in my health care decisions, I direct my attending physician to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining procedures that merely prolong the dying process and are not necessary to my comfort or freedom from pain. This declaration is subject to any specific instructions or statement of desires I have added in "Additional Provisions" below. II. POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR HEALTH CARE DECISIONS I,_________________________________________, born_________________________, designate ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ (Type or Print) Name of Agent, Street Address, City, State, Zip Code and Phone Number as my attorney in fact (my agent) and give to my agent the power to make health care decisions for me. This power exists only when I am unable, in the judgment of my attending physician, to make those health care decisions. The attorney in fact must act consistently with my desires as stated in this document or otherwise made known. Except as otherwise specified in this document, this document gives my agent the power, where otherwise consistent with the laws of the State of Iowa, to consent to my physician not giving health care or stopping health care which is necessary to keep me alive. This document gives my agent power to make health care decisions on my behalf, including to consent, to refuse to consent, or to withdraw consent to any care, treatment, service, or procedure to maintain, diagnose, or treat a physical or mental condition. This power is subject to any statement of my desires and any limitations included in this document. I hereby revoke all prior Durable Powers Of Attorney for Health Care Decision. OPTIONAL: If the person designated as agent above is unable to serve, I designate the following person to serve instead: ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ (Type or Print) Name of Alternate, Street Address, City, State, Zip Code and Phone Number OPTIONAL: ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS - Insert specific instructions or statement of desires (if any): YES__ NO__ In the event that medical professionals determine that I may be an organ donor, I agree to the use of life-sustaining procedures, including a ventilator, for the sole purpose and time period required to complete the organ donation. Nothing in this paragraph shall be construed to expand or detract from the laws related to anatomical gifts as outlined in the Iowa Code, Chapter 142C. The purpose of this paragraph is to practically and medically make organ donation possible. Signed this ____day of __________________, _____. _____________________________________ Your Signature (Declarant/Principal) _____________________________________ Address, Street, City, State and Zip _____________________________________ Type or Print Your Name IMPORTANT NOTE: THIS DOCUMENT MUST BE SIGNED OR ACKNOWLEDGED BEFORE A NOTARY PUBLIC OR TWO WITNESSES. SEE REVERSE FOR NOTARY OR WITNESS FORMS. IF YOU WANT TO EXECUTE EITHER A LIVING WILL DECLARATION OR A MEDICAL POWER OF ATTORNEY, BUT NOT BOTH, SEPARATE FORMS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE IOWA STATE BAR ASSOCIATION. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS FORM OR NEED ASSISTANCE TO COMPLETE IT, YOU SHOULD CONSULT AN ATTORNEY. © The Iowa State Bar Association 2013 IOWADOCS® DECLARATION RELATING TO LIFE-SUSTAINING PROCEDURES & DURABLE POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR HEALTH CARE DECISIONS Revised August 2013 American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com NOTARY PUBLIC FORM STATE OF ____________________, COUNTY OF ______________________ ss: This record was acknowledged before me this ______ day of ________________, _______, by _______________________________________________________________________________. _________________________ Signature of Notary Public WITNESS FORM We, the undersigned, hereby state that we signed this document in the presence of each other and the Declarant/Principal and we witnessed the signing of the document by the Declarant/Principal or by another person acting on behalf of the Declarant/Principal at the direction of the Declarant/Principal; that neither of us is appointed as attorney in fact by this document; that neither of us are health care providers who are presently treating the Declarant/Principal, or employees of such a health care provider. We further state that we are both at least 18 years of age, and that at least one of us is not related to the Declarant/Principal by blood, marriage or adoption. ____________________________________ Signature of First Witness ____________________________________ Signature of Second Witness ____________________________________ Type or Print Name of Witness ____________________________________ Type or Print Name of Witness ____________________________________ Street Address, City, State and Zip Code ____________________________________ Street Address, City, State and Zip Code GENERAL INFORMATION REGARDING THIS DOCUMENT 1. "Health care" means any care, treatment, service, or procedure to maintain, diagnose, or treat an individual's physical or mental condition. "Life-sustaining procedure" means any medical procedure, treatment, or intervention which utilizes mechanical or artificial means to sustain, restore, or supplement a spontaneous vital function, and when applied to a person in a terminal condition, would serve only to prolong the dying process. "Life sustaining procedure" does not include administration of medication or performance of any medical procedure deemed necessary to provide comfort care or to alleviate pain. 2. The terms "health care" and "life-sustaining procedure" include nutrition and hydration (food
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