Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare Video
A Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare protects you, your dignity, and your fundamental rights. You have the fundamental right to make your own healthcare decisions. Imagine a time that you are at the whim of doctors, their ethics, and the law.
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Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare – Protect Your Affairs
A Power of Attorney for Healthcare is like a Durable Power of Attorney for finances and legal matters.
Your Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare is a legal document you sign that gives another trusted person, your “agent,” the power to make healthcare decisions when and if you can’t manage your own healthcare affairs.
Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare – When Does It Protect?
A Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare takes affect when you can’t understand the consequences of making healthcare decisions and/or when you lack the ability to communicate your desires, even by gestures. Often a doctor helps make the decision that you lack the capacity to make your own decisions.
Basically, if you are so ill or injured you cannot make your own decisions, your Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare goes into effect.
If you have the capacity, you may revoke your Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare.
Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare – Divorce
And, if you happen to get divorced, a properly written power will revoke your ex-spouse as your “agent.”
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