A South Carolina Power of Attorney document is a legally backed form that allows a person to designate someone they trust to make decisions and act on their behalf should they ever be unable. In South Carolina, these documents come in many different forms to allow the individual conveying their decision-making authority, referred to as the Principal, full versatility to convey exactly the authority they desire. In South Carolina, all power of attorney documents must comply with Title 62, Article 5 of the South Carolina Probate Code. When it comes to Medical Power of Attorney documents, the state of South Carolina limits an Agent's decision-making authority to decisions that only pertain to prolonging the dying process, and treatment for pain/comfort care. Once completed, all power of attorney documents must be signed by the Principal and also signed by at least two (2) witnesses or a notary public.
A South Carolina power of attorney is a document that can be completed in a fair amount of time; however, it is imperative that the information is accurate to ensure that when the document is employed, there are no issues. The first piece of information that the Principal will provide is their first and last name, along with his or her full address. Next, the Principal will provide his or her appointed Agent's full name, address, and telephone number. Once the Agent has been appointed, the Principal will then describe the powers being given to the Agent. After the powers have been assigned, the document must then be signed and notarized or attested by two (2) witnesses.