These forms come from http://powerofattorney.com/. Ohio Power of Attorney
documents allow for the medical and financial representation of a person through the actions and
responsibilities as written in the form. Its primary intended use is for elderly loved ones who
have the possibility of one day not being able to think for themselves. No one can ever know in advance whether he or
she will become incapacitated due to illness, advanced age, or through an accident.
In Ohio there are two main forms to cover in the chance of mental incapacity; they are the Durable Power of Attorney for Finances and the Advance Directive (Medical). Under Ohio Law (Chapter 1337 of the Uniform Commercial Code) all documents of this nature must be signed with a notary public’s acknowledgment or two (2) witnesses.
For your convenience, here are the forms in .pdf format. The forms need to be downloaded, printed, filled out and signed. Don't forget the requirement of a notary and witness signatures. These documents should be on file at O'Bleness and your local hospitals. If you spend time away from Athens, maybe at a vacation residence out-of-state, these powers of attorney should be on file at those hospitals also. A few TAV members have chosen to keep copies of these powers of attorney in their physical TAV files, so that interested parties can access the documents in a hurry.