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Thank you for the information and your question. Although Iowa law allows for "coagents" on a POA, it is not always the best course of action. That is especially true because decisions must be made on a majority rule unless otherwise indicated by the grantor in the "special instructions" on the form (which is also where they add the second coagent's name). Majority rule, with two people, could just end up in a stalemate and wouldn't serve the purposes of the grantor. On the other hand, if the grantor wants to have a second agent as a backup should something happen to the main agent, then in the special instructions, when they add the second, they just need to make clear that the second is to make decision only in the case that the first is unavailable or unwilling to continue in their duties.
You can see the Iowa form which complies with the law, which changed in 2014, at the following link: http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/iowabar.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/IA_Lawyer_Weekly/120_14_Iowa_Statutory_PoA.pdf
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