Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare

Nolo.com gives us this information relative to a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care: “This document, also known as a medical power of attorney, allows you to name a trusted person to make medical decisions for you
Durable power of attorney

Nolo.com gives us this information relative to a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care:

“This document, also known as a medical power of attorney, allows you to name a trusted person to make medical decisions for you if you are unable to communicate on your own. The person you name to make these decisions is usually called your agent or attorney-in-fact.

You can give your agent the authority to oversee the wishes you’ve set out in your health care declaration, as well as the power to make other necessary decisions about health care matters. Some states combine the declaration and durable power of attorney into a single form, most often called an “advance health care directive”.

OTHER NAMES FOR HEALTH CARE AGENTS

In addition to “agent” or “attorney-in-fact,” health care representatives are sometimes called “proxies,” “patient advocates,” “surrogates,” or something similar. But if you hear the term “guardian” or “conservator,” that probably means something different.

Guardians and conservators are court-appointed decision makers, unlike those that you appoint yourself in a health care directive. One of the best reasons to make health care directives is to avoid complicated or stressful conservatorship or guardianship proceedings. For more information, see Nolo’s article Conservatorships and Adult Guardianships.

Share:

More Posts

Investment Terms

Investment Terms

The investment terms are all hyperlinked to www.investopedia.com. They have very comprehensive definitions.

Investing for retirement

Investing for retirement

If you are not debt-free, you are not ready for investing for retirement. You need to follow the steps previously discussed before you can began to invest for retirement. This is step number five of your essential steps.

ID theft victim

Id Theft Victim

So what happens when you become an Id Theft Victim? If you do not have Id Theft Insurance, then you need to handle this yourself. It is a long and arduous process. If you do become an Id Theft Victim, follow these steps:

Understanding Your RIghts

Understanding Your Rights

We’ve talked about how to manage your debt and get out-of-debt. Next, we’ll deal with understanding your rights as a debtor. Yes, you do have rights. There

Send Us A Message