What is a Medical Power of Attorney
This document gives the person you name as your agent the authority to make any and all health care decisions for you in accordance with your wishes, including your religious and moral beliefs, when you are no longer capable of making them yourself. Your agent has the power to make a broad range of health care decisions for you. Your agent may consent, refuse to consent, or withdraw consent for medical treatment. Your agent’s authority begins when your doctor certifies that you lack the competence to make health care decisions.
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