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Healthcare Power of Attorney

Many people wrongfully associate estate planning as dealing solely with legal documents to be used in the event of death.  Although a last will and testament or trust are essential estate planning tools, a healthcare power of attorney is also crucial.  You may hear a healthcare power of attorney abbreviated as a healthcare POA or a medical POA.  A medical power of attorney and a healthcare power of attorney are synonymous terms.  

A medical POA or healthcare power of attorney is a special type of legal authorization when it comes to making medical decisions on your behalf.  The document stipulates the identity of the person or persons you find trustworthy to make health care decisions in your name and on your behalf. Essentially, the healthcare POA determines who will be your healthcare representative when the time comes you are no longer able to make decisions on your own. Again, this is a particular POA type, which focuses entirely on healthcare-related decisions. 

In the event that you are not able to speak for yourself, your healthcare representative is charged with making decisions concerning all medical procedures and care.

Selecting a Healthcare Representative

At the Law Offices of DiFrancia & Associates P.C., our experienced New Jersey healthcare power of attorney lawyers will help you by drafting a tailored medical POA.  Our goal is to do so quickly and smoothly. Together, we will evaluate the most suitable candidates for your healthcare representative.  The selection process should give you peace of mind if you have problems making decisions for yourself.

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