What Is A Health Care Power Of Attorney?

A health care power of attorney is another advance care document that allows you to document your wishes for medical care should you become unable to speak and decide for yourself. It, too, is a legal document in North Carolina. When you execute a health care power of attorney you name a person to make your health­related decisions for you when you no longer can.

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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