What is it?
A Health Power of Attorney is a document that lets you name someone else to make decisions about your health care in case you are not able to make those decisions yourself. It gives that person (called your agent) instructions about the kinds of medical treatment you want.
How does a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care work?
To create a Health Power of Attorney, you sign a paper stating that you want a certain person or persons (called your agent(s)) to make health care decisions for you if you are unable to make those decisions yourself.