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Durable Health Care Power Of Attorney (Arizona) Form. This is a Legal Forms form and can be used in Health Care-Living Wills Power Of Attorney .
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DURABLE HEALTH CARE POWER OF ATTORNEY STATE OF ARIZONA Pursuant to Arizona Revised Statutes §36-3221 (Health care power of attorney; scope; requirements; limitations)­a person who is an adult may designate another adult individual or other adult individuals to make health care decisions on that person's behalf by executing a written health care power of attorney as follows: GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS: Use this Durable Health Care Power of Attorney form if you want to select a person to make future health care decisions for you so that if you become too ill or cannot make those decisions for yourself the person you choose and trust can make medical decisions for you. Talk to your family, friends, and others you trust about your choices. Also, it is a good idea to talk with professionals such as your doctor, clergyperson and a lawyer before you sign this form. Be sure you understand the importance of this document. If you decide this is the form you want to use, complete the form. Do not sign this form until your witness or a Notary Public is present to witness the signing. There are further instructions for you about signing this form on page three. 1. Information about me: (I am called the "Principal") My Name: My Address: My Telephone: 2. Selection of my health care representative and alternate: (Also called an "agent" or "surrogate") I choose the following person to act as my representative to make health care decisions for me: Name: Home Telephone: Street Address: Work Telephone: City, State, Zip: Cell Telephone: I choose the following person to act as an alternate representative to make health care decisions for me if my first representative is unavailable, unwilling, or unable to make decisions for me: Name: Street Address: City, State, Zip: Home Telephone: Work Telephone: Cell Telephone: My Age: My Date of Birth 3. What I AUTHORIZE if I am unable to make medical care decisions for myself: I authorize my health care representative to make health care decisions for me when I cannot make or communicate my own health care decisions due to mental or physical illness, injury, disability, or incapacity. I want my representative to make all such decisions for me except those decisions that I have expressly stated in Part 4 below that I do not authorize him/her to make. If I am able to communicate in any manner, my representative should discuss my health care options with me. My representative should explain to me any choices he or she made if I am able to understand. This appointment is effective unless and until it is revoked by me or by an order of a court. The types of health care decisions I authorize to be made on my behalf include but are not limited to the following: > To consent or to refuse medical care, including diagnostic, surgical, or therapeutic procedures; To authorize the physicians, nurses, therapists, and other health care providers of his/her choice to provide care for me, and to obligate my resources or my estate to pay reasonable compensation for these services; To approve or deny my admittance to health care institutions, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, or other facilities or programs. By signing this form I understand that I allow my representative to make decisions about my mental health care except that generally speaking he or she cannot have me admitted to a structured treatment setting with 24-hour-a-day supervision and an intensive treatment program - called a "level one" behavioral health facility - using just this form; To have access to and control over my medical records and to have the authority to discuss those records with health care providers. > > > 4. DECISIONS I EXPRESSLY DO NOT AUTHORIZE my Representative to make for me: I do not want my representative to make the following health care decisions for me (describe or write in "not applicable"): 5. My specific desires about autopsy: NOTE: Under Arizona law, an autopsy is not required unless the county medical examiner, the county attorney, or a superior court judge orders it to be performed. See the General Information document for more information about this topic. Initial or put a check mark by one of the following choices. Upon my death I DO NOT consent to (want) an autopsy. Upon my death I DO consent to (want) an autopsy. My representative may give or refuse consent for an autopsy. 6. My specific desires about organ donation: ("anatomical gift") NOTE: Under Arizona law, you may donate all or part of your body. If you do not make a choice, your representative or family can make the decision when you die. You may indicate which organs or tissues you want to donate and where you want them donated. Initial or put a check mark by A or B below. If you select B, continue with your choices. A. I DO NOT WANT to make an organ or tissue donation, and I do not want this donation authorized on my behalf by my representative or my family. B. I DO WANT to make an organ or tissue donation when I die. Here are my directions: A. What organs/tissues I choose to donate: (Select a or b below) a. Any needed parts or organs. b. These parts or organs: 1.) 2.) 3.) B. What purposes I donate organs/tissues for: (Select a, b, or c below) a. Any legally authorized purpose (transplantation, therapy, medical and dental evaluation and research, and/or advancement of medical and dental science). b. Transplant or therapeutic purposes only. c. Other: C. What organization or person I want my parts or organs to go to: a. I have already signed a written agreement or donor card regarding organ and tissue donation with the following individual or institution: (Name) b. I would like my tissues or organs to go to the following individual or institution: (Name) c. I authorize my representative to make this decision. 7. Funeral and Burial Disposition: (Optional) My agent has authority to carry out all matters relating to my funeral and burial disposition wishes in accordance with this power of attorney, which is effective upon my death. My wishes are reflected below: Initial or put a check mark by those choices you wish to select. Upon my death, I direct my body to be buried. (As opposed to cremated) Upon my death, I direct my body to be buried in (Optional directive) Upon my death, I direct my body to be cremated. Upon my death, I direct my body to be cremated with my ashes to be (Optional directive) My agent will make all funeral and burial disposition decisions. (Optional directive) 8. About a Living Will: NOTE: If you h
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