POAHC

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AcronymDefinition
POAHCPower of Attorney for Health Care
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On June 12, 2012, Betty Jean Collins executed a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care Choices and Heath Care Directive.
Unmarried adults (18 and over) need to have a durable power of attorney for health care and HIPPA authorization, so you can act on their behalf in a medical emergency.
There are three other important legal documents that everyone should have drawn up: a living will, which allows doctors to understand your wishes should you become incapacitated; a power of attorney for health care, which permits an individual you trust to make decisions regarding your health and continuance in case of illness; and your will, which defines the deposition of your assets after your death.
Doukas (medicine, University of Louisville) and Reichel (bioethics, Georgetown University) explore how ethical principles may conflict when health care decisions and made, and offer advice on writing a living will and durable power of attorney for health care.
A durable power of attorney for health care lets you name another person to make medical decisions for you if you are unable to make them yourself.
CASE FACTS: On August 5, 2003, Mary, King signed a durable power of attorney for health care (POA) appointing Gwen Daniel as her attorney for health care decisions.
Answer--A durable power of attorney for health care is a document in which the principal confers upon the attorney in fact the power to make health care decisions for the principal in the event the principal is not legally competent.
A durable power of attorney for health care is the most common type of proxy directive.
He continues: "A durable power of attorney for health care is necessary to carry out your health care wishes in the event you are unable to speak, 2write, or think clearly.
Many estate planners now recommend that taxpayers execute four documents when they are planning for the future: a testamentary will, a living will, a durable power of attorney for health care, and a durable power of attorney for finances.