Health Care Power of Attorney

Health Care Power of Attorney

A health care power of attorney allows your wishes to be carried out by your agent in the event that you are unable to make decisions for yourself. This section discusses the following documents related to health care issues:

  • durable power of attorney for health care;
  • living wills;
  • do not resuscitate orders; and
  • anatomical gifts.

It also discusses what happens in the absence of any of these documents. While this section is primarily concerned with the health care power of attorney, you should also be aware of the other three issues that are discussed in the articles that follow.