North Dakota Advance Directive Form (Medical POA + Living Will)

A North Dakota advance directive is a document that lets a patient list out their intentions for end-of-life instances and events of incapacitation. Moreover, the patient, who is called the “Principal,” may assign a medical power of attorney who is given the authority to make the patient’s medical decisions when the patient cannot speak for themselves.


Statutory Form§ 23-06.5-17

Signing Requirements (§ 23-06.5-05(2)) – The principal and two (2) witnesses at least eighteen (18) years of age or a notary public.

State Definition (§ 23-06.5-02(5)) – “Health care directive” means a written instrument that complies with this chapter and includes one or more health care instructions, a power of attorney for health care, or both.

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