Drafting a Health Care Power of Attorney
There may come a time when you are no longer able to make important decisions about your health care. When that time comes, you want someone you trust to have final authority. At the Carlsbad Village Law Office of Rickard L. Borg, we can help you understand the purpose of a health care power of attorney and prepare documentation that is suitable for your needs.
A person with a health care power of attorney will be allowed to make important health care decisions for you in the event you are incapacitated. A health care power of attorney is often important in cases of hospitalization due to an accident or serious illness.
Health care powers of attorney are especially important in situations where a person is lucid one moment and disoriented the next. By granting someone you trust the power of attorney, they can step in and do what is best for you without having to go to probate court for a guardianship intervention.
In addition to granting the power to make important medical decisions, a health care power of attorney will also include the HIPAA release of medical records so that your family members can visit and get updates on your condition. This will allow them to make informed decisions on your behalf about surgery, medication, life support, organ donation and more.
Our law office helps Carlsbad families develop plans to protect the people they love. Contact Rick today to schedule a consultation and find out what a health care power of attorney will mean for you.