When Would My Health Care Agent Begin To Make Treatment Decisions For Me?

Your health care agent would begin to make treatment decisions after doctors decide that you are not able to make health care decisions. If you regain capacity to make health care decisions, the health care agent's decision­making authority ends. As long as you are able to make treatment decisions for yourself, you will have the right to do so.

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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