How Does Appointing A Health Care Agent Empower Me?

Appointing an agent lets you control your medical treatment by: allowing your agent to stop treatment when he or she decides that is what you would want or what is best for you under the circumstances; and choosing one person to decide about treatment because you think that person would make the best decisions or because you want to avoid conflict or confusion about who should decide.

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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