When it comes to Powers of Attorney, I believe that it’s important to make things as easy as possible on the third parties who you are going to have to present these documents to. They are taking on some liability by honoring a power of attorney. It makes them a little nervous. The less that they have to worry about their liability, the better. So, any time that an institution has its own power of attorney form that they prefer to use, I say use it.
The Healthcare Power of Attorney I recommend is freely available from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. You can download a copy of it here: http://goea.louisiana.gov/assets/docs/LouisianaHCPOA.pdf