Power of Attorney FAQs

Power of attorney for health care purposesWhat is a power of attorney?

A power of attorney (POA) is a document that gives authority or power to a designated person to act on your behalf when you cannot.

Is there more than one type of POA?

Yes. There are a few types of POAs for different situations. A financial POA allows someone to conduct business on your behalf such as transferring real estate, entering into contracts or transferring money. You also can have a power of attorney for health care; this person has the ability to make decisions about your medical treatment if you are unconscious or unable.

What is a living will?

A living will is a document that allows you to set forth in detail what your wishes are regarding end-of-life treatment.

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