Ask an Attorney - Why Should I Establish a Power of Attorney for Health Care Decisions?

Ask an Attorney - Why Should I Establish a Power of Attorney for Health Care Decisions?

A healthcare power of attorney is established so that you have someone in place to make healthcare decisions for you if you lose the ability to make decisions for yourself as defined by the law known as “capacity.” When you establish a power of attorney for health care decisions, it offers you the opportunity to talk with the person or people you choose to serve as your healthcare power of attorney about the healthcare that you would or would not want in a health crisis situation. Learn more about establishing a healthcare power of attorney by watching this video.


Why Should I Establish a Power of Attorney for Health Care Decisions?


Additional Resources
Living Wills - Living Wills, also called Advance Care Directives, are documents that set forth your personal wishes with respect to medical care.

Power of Attorney for Medical Services: Delegation of Authority (Form)