Durable Power of Attorney (DPA)


A Durable Power of Attorney for healthcare is a kind of Advance Directive.  A DPA states whom you have chosen to make health care decisions for you.   It becomes active any time you are unconcious or unable to make medical decisions for yourself.  A DPA is generally more useful than a Living Will, but only if you have another person who you trust to make medical decisions for you.

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