DURABLE POWER OF ATTORNEY
FOR HEALTH CARE AND MEDICAL TREATMENT
I , _________________________ of the City of ______________________,
State of Montana, do hereby make, constitute, nominate and appoint
____________________________presently residing in________________,
County, State of Montana, as my true and lawful attorney-in-fact to act for
me andin my place and stead for the purpose of making any and all decisions
regarding my health and, medical care and treatment at any time that I may
be, by reason of physical, mental disability, incompetency or incapacity,
incapable of making decisions on my behalf.
1. I grant said attorney-in-fact complete and full authority to do and perform
all andevery act and thing whatsoever requisite, proper and necessary to be
done in the exercise of the rights herein granted, as fully for all intents and
purposes as I mightor could do if personally present and able with full power
of substitution or revocation, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said
attorney-in-fact shall lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue of this power
of attorney and the rights and powers granted herein.
2. If, at any time, I am unable to make or communicate decisions concerning
my medical care and treatment, by virtue of physical, mental or emotional
disability,incompetency, incapacity, illness or otherwise, my said attorney-
in-fact shall have the authority to make all health care decisions and all
medical care and treatment decisions for me and on my behalf, including
consenting or refusing to consent toany care, treatment, service or procedure
to maintain, diagnose or treat my mentalor physical condition.
3. In the absence of my ability to give directions regarding my health care, it
is my intention that my said attorney-in-fact shall exercise this specific grant
of authority and that such exercise shall be honored by my
family,physicians, nurses, and any other health care provider(s) or facility in
which or by which I may be treated, as afinal expression of my legal rights.
4. This power of attorney is durable and will continue to be effective if I
become disabled, incapacitated, or incompetent.
5. This durable power of attorney is effective in any state that I may seek or
receive medical-treatment and health care.