If I Appoint A Health Care Agent, How Much Authority Does He Or She Have To Make Treatment Decisions On My Behalf?

You can give your agent as little or as much authority as you want. You can allow your agent to decide about all health care or only certain treatments. For example, you may appoint a health care agent to make decisions only about your mental health care.

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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