Health Care Power of Attorney

A Health Care Power of Attorney is a legal document where a principal (the creator of the document) designates an agent (the person named in the document) with the authority to act on the principal’s behalf if they become in a declined (incapacitated) state. It is important to make sure that your Medical Power of Attorney is “Durable” meaning that the powers granted in the document persist even if the principal subsequently becomes incapacitated.