Northwest Surgical Hospital


Living Will / Medical Power of Attorney

A Living Will is a written statement by a competent person over the age of 18 directing the withholding or withdrawing of life-sustaining measures in a terminal condition.  A Medical Power of Attorney gives another person the authority to make medical decisions on someone’s behalf if and when the individual becomes disabled or incapacitated.  Information regarding health care directives (Living Will and Medical Power of Attorney) is available by asking health care providers.