Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
About Mind My Health
Understanding My Plan
The types of care decisions your agent can make include:
- Starting or stopping life prolonging measures
- Decisions on pain medication
- Choosing your doctors and facilities
There are some restrictions on who can be your agent. Your agent must be at least 18 years old. If you live in North Carolina, your agent cannot be your healthcare provider.
Filling out My Plan
Each state has different requirements. If you live in a state other than North Carolina or South Carolina, please consult with an attorney in your state.
If you live in North Carolina and are using the North Carolina Simple form (this is the blank form provided for NC residents by Mind My Health), your witnesses must be at least eighteen years old.
They cannot be:
- Related to you by blood or marriage
- Your heir, or a person named to receive a portion of your estate in your will
- Someone who has a claim against you or against your estate.
- Your doctor, other health care provider, or an employee of a hospital in which you are a patient, or an employee of the nursing home or adult care home where you live.
If you live in South Carolina and are using the South Carolina Health Care Power of Attorney form (this is the blank form provided for SC residents by Mind My Health), your witness cannot be:
- Your spouse, your children, grandchildren, and other lineal descendants; your parents, grandparents, and other lineal ancestors; your siblings and their lineal descendants; or a spouse of any of these persons.
- A person who is directly financially responsible for your medical care
- A person who is named in your will, or, if you have no will, who would inherit your property be intestate succession
- A beneficiary of a life insurance policy on your life
- The persons named in the health care power of attorney form as your agent or successor agent
- Your physician or an employee of your physician
- Any person who would have a claim against any portion of your estate (perhaps to whom you owe money)
- If you are a patient in a health facility, no more than one witness may be an employee of that facility