What Does Health Care Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxy, Medical Power of Attorney Mean In Estate Planning?

What Does Health Care Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxy, Medical Power of Attorney Mean In Estate Planning?

A legal document giving someone else the legal authority to make decisions and obtain information related to your health care.  This is valid through incapacity but ends the moment of death.

Example Of Health Care Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxy, Medical Power of Attorney In Regards To Estate Planning

I have named by brother as my power of attorney, but have decided to name by best friend as my health care power of attorney.  My friend is a nurse and lives close by so I think she would be more helpful to me if I need help with medical decisions.

Kelley Scrocca, LLM
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