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A power of attorney for health care living will lets you designate a person to make medical decisions for you if you are unable to make these decisions for yourself. All of your medical information will also be accessible to this person, but your agent will only be permitted to make decisions if two doctors judge you unfit.
A living will is a document you can use to specifically state your wishes regarding receiving medical treatments in the event you are later incapacitated. It informs your healthcare providers and caregivers about the amount and type of life-extending treatment you authorize them to perform if you are unable to make decisions on your own.
If you wish to change the directives that were included in your living will, a revocation of a living will is necessary to legalize the change. Similarly, a revocation is necessary to get rid of an existing power of attorney who has financial authority on your behalf. Such a document can also be used to substitute your power of attorney.
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