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What are the requirements for completing a Medical Power of Attorney?

You must:

  • Be an adult. (This means you are at least 18 years old, married, divorced, a member of the Armed Forces, or have been declared to be a legal adult by a court order.)
  • Be competent (you have to understand the nature and consequences of completing a Medical Power of Attorney the moment you sign it),
  • Read, understand, and sign a disclosure statement,
  • Complete the Medical Power of Attorney form, and
  • Sign the Medical Power of Attorney form in front of two competent adult witnesses or in front of a Texas notary.