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durable power of attorney for health care

a legal document that lets you appoint a person to make medical decisions for you if you become unable to do so for yourself in the future. This is a type of advance directive. Compare to living will. See also advance directives.

Legal issues

... A durable power of attorney for health care has nothing to do with ... For more
information on living wills and durable powers of attorney for health ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/caregivers/caregiving/whatyouneedtoknow/what-you-need-to-know-as-a-cancer-caregiver-legal-issues2

Advance Directives

... want, such as a living will, durable power of attorney for ... an advance directive,
contact an attorney or one ... Attorneys may know about the laws in your ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/002016-pdf.pdf

Advance directives

... A durable power of attorney for health care (or DPOA) can ... be called a medical
power of attorney, a health ... A living will gives you power to state your ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/nearingtheendoflife/nearingtheendoflife/nearing-the-end-of-life-adv-dir

Frequently asked questions

... You can have a living will and a durable power of attorney for health ... that the
person you name as your proxy in the power of attorney for health ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/findingandpayingfortreatment/understandingfinancialandlegalmatters/advancedirectives/advance-directives-faqs

How to set up an advance directive so that it works when you ...

... want, such as a living will, durable power of attorney for ... an advance directive,
contact an attorney or one ... Attorneys may know about the laws in your ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/findingandpayingfortreatment/understandingfinancialandlegalmatters/advancedirectives/advance-directives-setting-up-a-good-adv-health-care-directive

Can I Be Prepared If Cancer Occurs?

... care proxy: This may also be called a durable power of attorney for health ... about
these choices Sometimes this is outlined in a health care proxy If ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@editorial/documents/document/acsq-020179.pdf

What are the legal requirements of informed consent?

... is to set up a durable power of attorney ... health care (also called a health care
power of attorney ... For more on health care powers of attorney, see our ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/findingandpayingfortreatment/understandingfinancialandlegalmatters/informedconsent/informed-consent-legal-requirements-of-consent

Advanced Illness - Financial Guidance for Cancer Survivors ...

... act on behalf of another through various documents This can be any competent
adult See Durable power of attorney and Health care proxy ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@editorial/documents/document/acsq-020184.pdf