Health care durable power of attorney

A document in which individuals select another individual to make health care decisions for them in the event they become incapacitated. A health care durable power of attorney should be distinguished from a living will, a document drafted by an individual that provides direction regarding medical care if the individual becomes incapacitated by terminal illness or permanent unconsciousness. (See “advance directive”)

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