What is a Durable Power of Attorney, Medical Power of Attorney for Healthcare or "Healthcare Agent"?
A Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare is a document which allows you to name a person to make healthcare decisions for you if you are unable to make them for yourself. This person is referred to as your "healthcare agent." This individual is sometimes known as a Medical Power of Attorney for Healthcare. You may also choose an alternate healthcare agent in the event this person is unavailable. Any of these names is acceptable for the individual you appoint.