A Utah Power of Attorney is a document that is recognized and enforced by the state of Utah that allows a person to make decisions and act on behalf of someone else. These documents come in multiple forms to allow this type of document to be used in a variety of situations ranging from vehicle registration to making important medical decisions. Title 75 of the Utah Uniform Probate Code holds three requirements for all power of attorney documents utilized in the state. These statutes require all Agents to be at least 18 years old, and for all power of attorney documents must be in writing, and that they must be dated and signed. One interesting fact about Utah power of attorney laws is that a Medical Power of Attorney will not allow an Agent to make decisions in regards to medication, or any procedure given to alleviate pain. Medical Power of Attorney documents will only grant an Agent the power to make decisions on any procedure that would prolong the dying process such as a feeding tube or hydration tube.
In order to complete a power of attorney in Utah, the Principal will need to provide just a few pieces of information. The first piece of information that he or she will have to provide is their first and last name, along with their complete address. Next, they will provide information on their Agent. This information will simply consist of the Agent's full name, address, and a reliable phone number. Next, the Principal will describe the responsibilities that the Agent is receiving in addition to any special instructions. Lastly, the Principal must sign the document and have it witnessed or notarized according to Utah's requirements.