Who Can I Choose To Be My Health Care Agent?

You can choose a family member or anyone else you trust to make health care decisions for your. Remember, your agent will have the power to make important decisions, even if other people close to you might urge a different decision. Choose your health care agent carefully. Also, consider choosing a back­up agent, in case your first choice isn't available or is unwilling to make a health care decision on your behalf. Don't choose someone without telling that person. Make sure that the person you choose understands what's most important to you, so that when the time comes for decisions, your health care agent can and will do what you want.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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