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Who can be a witness for a Medical Power of Attorney?

Both witnesses must be adults and be competent.

At least one of your witnesses must not be:

  • The agent you name in your Medical Power of Attorney,
  • Related to you by blood or marriage,
  • Someone who will inherit from you if you die, or listed as a beneficiary in your will,
  • Your primary physician, an employee of your physician, or an employee of your physician’s health care facility, and
  • Someone that, at the time you sign the form, will have a claim on your estate when you die (such as a lien).