Healthcare Power of Attorney

(2015) Healthcare Power of Attorney. Aging, Department of (Elder Affairs, Department of)

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Abstract

A health care power of attorney (HC-POA) is a document authorizing an attorney-in-fact (your designated agent) to make health care decisions on your behalf if you (the principal) are unable, in the judgment of your attending physician, to make health care decisions. Health care is defined as any care, treatment, service or procedure required to maintain, diagnose or treat a physical or mental condition. Through your HC-POA, you may authorize someone else to consent, refuse or withdraw consent to health care on your behalf. The attorney-in-fact is permitted to make only health care-related decisions on your behalf. In exercising this authority, the attorney-in-fact must act consistently with your desires (as stated in the HC-POA document).

Item Type: Other
Keywords: Power, attorney, health care, health, decisions, attorney-in-fact, POA, HC-POA
Subjects: Forms > Legal forms
Health and medicine
Health and medicine > Healthcare > Hospice care
Health and medicine > Healthcare > Mental health
Health and medicine > Healthcare > Nursing homes and assisted living facilities
Social issues and programs > Aging
ID Code: 21937
Deposited By: Pat Wyatt
Deposited On: 26 Apr 2016 18:47
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2016 18:47
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/21937