Advanced Directives

Advance Directive/Living Will and Medical Power of Attorney forms

It may be more convenient to complete advance directives or medical power of attorney forms from the comfort of your own home. The person that the form is for must be the one to sign it. It needs to be witnessed by 2 people, who are not related to you or a beneficiary of your estate.

Of course, you will keep the original documents for your records. If you assign someone (or up to 3 people) to act as your medical power of attorney, you will give a copy to each of them for their records. If you will seek medical care at Uvalde Memorial Hospital, you may bring a copy to the hospital to be scanned into your UMH electronic medical record. Also, providing a copy to your primary care provider would be appropriate, too.

Remember, neither of these forms will be activated unless you are not able to speak for yourself or make medical decisions for yourself.
We still welcome anyone wanting assistance with completion of these forms. Please contact someone in Social Services or Case Management at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. Any of us would be honored to help you complete these important documents.