A Health Care Power of Attorney is a legal document that authorizes another person to make important medical decisions for you in the event you are unable to make your own medical decisions in all circumstances (with an exception to end-of-life decisions if you have also executed a living will declaration).
For example, in the event you are involved in a severe automobile accident and sustain injuries requiring admission to an assisted care facility, the representative designated for you in your health care power of attorney will be the person charged with making those arrangements.
A health care power of attorney is extremely important to have in place in the event you are left unable to make important decisions in regards to your medical care. It gives you the power to choose someone you trust to take over your medical decisions who understands your circumstances and specific values.
If you’re interested in learning more about how to obtain a health care power of attorney, contact the Law Firm of Ryan S. McBride for a free consultation. We will explain how making this decision applies to your specific situation and help you start the process.
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