Authorize Medical Treatment • Letter Templates and Guide

Guide

1Define the conditions under which you authorize medical treatment.
2Appoint someone to authorize and obtain any needed medical treatment beyond emergency care. Indicate any limitation on the length of time the person can act on your authority.
3Close by typing your name and date and signing the letter.

Tips

Be as clear and concise as possible. It is a good policy to name the specific person to receive medical attention. Your letter may also address a specific doctor or medical facility. Ask your lawyer for help writing this letter and inquire if specific wording is required.

Example Letter #1

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John and Jane Doe grant permission to Eric Johnson to act on our behalf to authorize necessary medical treatment for our son, Robert, while we are traveling abroad. This authorization is effective until July 30.

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Example Letter #2

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Enclosed is a signed medical treatment authorization form giving you authority to make decisions and seek medical treatment for John Doe, Sr. from July 15 to July 31, while I am traveling abroad. I prefer that emergency treatment be given at Doe Hospital, if possible. You can reach me by phone at 555-5555, if necessary. I appreciate your accepting this responsibility.

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Example Letter #3

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I authorize Doe Arms nursing home to administer emergency medical care to my mother, Jane Doe, in the event that I cannot be reached. This authorization extends only to times and circumstances in which my mother is in the express care of Doe Arms, in accordance with the terms of the care contract. Any non-emergency care must be authorized by me, on a case-by-case basis.

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Example Letter #4

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In the event that I cannot be reached, I give my permission for the Sunshine Daycare Center to authorize emergency medical treatment that a physician deems necessary for the welfare of my infant son, Eric. Sunshine Daycare is limited to authorize emergency care only. This authorization is effective through April 15, 2019.

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Example Letter #5

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By this letter I authorize Doe Memorial Hospital to perform appropriate emergency medical care for my son, Fred Doe. For non-emergency medical care, I appoint Eric Doe as my legal representative and authorize him to make decisions regarding medical treatment for Fred should I be out of town. These authorizations are valid until I revoke them in writing.

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Write Your Letter Step-by-Step

1

Define the conditions under which you authorize medical treatment.

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Appoint someone to authorize and obtain any needed medical treatment beyond emergency care. Indicate any limitation on the length of time the person can act on your authority.

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Close by typing your name and date and signing the letter.

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