Not nominating any backups.

 

Not including language about do-not-resuscitate.

 

Not including language about anatomical gifts or any other language about death or coma.

 

404.805 (2) "Incapacitated", a person who is unable by reason of any physical or mental condition to receive and evaluate information or to communicate decisions to such an extent that he lacks capacity to meet essential requirements for food, clothing, shelter, safety or other care such that serious physical injury, illness or disease is likely to occur;

 

404.825. Unless the patient expressly authorizes otherwise in the power of attorney, the powers and duties of the attorney in fact to make health care decisions shall commence upon a certification by two licensed physicians based upon an examination of the patient that the patient is incapacitated and will continue to be incapacitated for the period of time during which treatment decisions will be required and the powers and duties shall cease upon certification that the patient is no longer incapacitated. One of the certifying physicians may be the patient's attending physician. The certification shall be made according to accepted medical standards. The determination of incapacity shall be periodically reviewed by the attending physician. The certification shall be incorporated into the medical records and shall set forth the facts upon which the determination of incapacity is based and the expected duration of the incapacity. Other provisions of this section to the contrary notwithstanding, certification of incapacity by at least one physician is required.

 

404.850. 1. A power of attorney for health care may be revoked at any time and in any manner by which the patient is able to communicate the intent to revoke. Revocation shall be effective upon communication of such revocation by the patient to the attorney in fact or to the attending physician or health care provider.

2. Upon learning of the revocation of a power of attorney for health care, the attending physician or other health care provider shall cause the revocation to be made a part of the patient's medical records.

3. Unless the power of attorney provides otherwise, execution by the patient of a valid power of attorney for health care revokes any prior power of attorney for health care.