What is a Health Care Power of Attorney?
A Health Care Power of Attorney allows you to appoint an individual as your “Health Care Attorney-in-Fact”. If you are ever incapacitated, this person will act as your proxy in health care decisions.
However, your Health Care Attorney-in-Fact must abide by the choices you express in your Advance Health Care Directive.
If a situation is not explicitly addressed in your Advance Health Care Directive, your Health Care Attorney-in-Fact will step in. Accordingly, a Health Care Power of Attorney is a companion document to your Advance Health Care Directive.
Practically speaking, it is wise to discuss your preferences with your Attorney-in-fact. Particularly those scenarios involving end-of-life decisions. Such as the decision to remain on or cease life support.
Our Law Firm Can Help Create A Health Care Power of Attorney
As mentioned above, any circumstances not explicitly addressed in a Health Care Directive document would defer to the “Health Care Attorney-in-Fact” designated in your Health Care Power of Attorney.
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Once your documents have met your satisfaction, you will sign the final drafts at our office. (In front of 2 witnesses and a notary–provided by us, of course).
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