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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 Overview

... different advance health care directives, like living wills, durable powers of
attorney, letters of ... are the living will and the durable power of attorney ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/document/acsd-007368.pdf

Advance Directives

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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

Money Concerns and Legal Issues

... care (also called a health care power of attorney ... handled without a lawyer
(attorney at law). ... about advance directives or durable powers of attorney ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/document/acsd-007355.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

Who besides the patient is allowed to 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-who-is-allowed-to-consent

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

Circle of Life: Cancer Education and Wellness for American ...

... Decide what you want, such as a living will, durable power of attorney for
health care, and/or other advance health care instructions. ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/document/acsd-007374.pdf

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