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The Alaska durable power of attorney for health care, also referred to as a Advance Health Care Directive, allows for the principal to choose another person to handle their medical decisions if they are not able to do so themselves. The form must be signed either by two (2) witnesses or notary public in order for the form to be valid. After the document has been completed it should be shown every time the agent acts on behalf of the principal.

State Definition

(16) “durable power of attorney for health care” means a power of attorney that remains in effect when the principal lacks capacity; in this paragraph, “power of attorney” means the designation of an agent to make health care decisions for the individual granting the power;

All laws relating to medical power of attorney may be found in Title 13, Chapter 52.