What is a power of attorney?
A power of attorney is a legal document that assigns authority to another party to act as your agent and manage specific actions or functions. There are different types of powers of attorney that serve different purposes. Some of the major types of powers of attorney include:
Medical power of attorney. A medical power of attorney assigns a trusted individual to make medical decisions on your behalf in the event that you are no longer capable of making your own medical decisions. A physician must certify incompetence before the medical POA can start making healthcare decisions. However, if you object to the treatment, whether incompetent or not, physicians cannot provide the treatment.
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