North Dakota Medical Power of Attorney Form | Health Care Directive


The North Dakota Medical Power of Attorney, referred to in state law as a “Health Care Directive,” is a document that an individual (called the Principal) can create to address concerns about their future health care. The Principal can use the Health Care Directive to achieve one or both of the following objectives:

  1. Put into effect a Power of Attorney so that they can appoint a Health Care Agent to make health care decisions on their behalf if they one day enter a state of incapacitation, and
  2. Provide instructions about their end-of-life care to relevant parties such as their health care provider/s, family members, and their Health Care Agent.

State Laws & Signing Requirements

State Laws –  Uniform Power of Attorney Act

Signing Requirements (§ 23-06.5-05) – In order for a Health Care Directive / Medical Power of Attorney to be effective in the state of North Dakota, it must be:

  • Signed by the Principal, and
  • Verified by either a Notary Public or at least two (2) or more subscribing witnesses.