Health Care Power of Attorney FAQs

(2016) Health Care Power of Attorney FAQs. 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.

Item Type: Other
Keywords: aging, healthcare, power of Attorney, attorney, HC, POA, nursing, home, resident, tenant, ombudsman,
Subjects: Health and medicine
Health and medicine > Healthcare
Health and medicine > Healthcare > Nursing homes and assisted living facilities
Social issues and programs
Social issues and programs > Aging
Social issues and programs > Aging > Medicare
Social issues and programs > Aging > Nursing homes and assisted living facilities and reports
ID Code: 21966
Deposited By: Pat Wyatt
Deposited On: 27 Apr 2016 18:43
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2016 18:43
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/21966