When Does The Power Of Attorney For Health Care Take Effect?

It commonly takes effect when you are no longer able to make health care decisions for yourself. Your primary physician will determine whether you have the capacity to make your own decisions, unless you specify otherwise in your Advance Health Care Directive. If you wish, the Power of Attorney for Health Care can immediately take effect.

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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