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Mental Health Declaration and Power of Attorney Revocation






When to use Mental Health Declaration and Power of Attorney Revocation

It is important to put safeguards in place designed to ensure that our interests (and the interests of those we care about) are protected and respected in the event that we are no longer in a position to make legal, financial and/or medical decisions for ourselves. With that said, needs, expectations and preferences related to these safeguards may change over time. If you have previously drafted a mental health declaration and power of attorney and either need to significantly update your preferences or revoke it outright, you may use this form to do so at any time that you are of sound mind.

Overview

If you need to revoke a mental health declaration and power of attorney outright or in order to “make room” for a new declaration and designation, you can use this form to accomplish that goal. It is important to remember that this safeguard is important, as it helps to ensure that your wishes will be respected in the event that you cannot make mental health decisions for yourself. It is therefore usually a better idea to revoke your current declaration and power of attorney in an effort to revise it than it is to do so outright. With that said, if you are of sound mind, the choice is entirely up to you. Make sure to file a copy of your revocation away and to file one with your medical providers so that they are aware of your updated wishes. Otherwise, they may attempt to treat you in accordance with the terms of your revoked documentation.

Alternative Names

Mental Health Declaration and POA Revocation
Mental Health Care Declaration and Power of Attorney Revocation
Revocation of Mental Health Declaration and Power of Attorney